TITLE: Along Came You
AUTHOR: Karona Drummond
ILLUSTRATOR: Estelle Corke
Available for the first time as a fun and durable board book, the beautifully illustrated Along Came You is now perfectly suited for little hands and hearts. Ideal for Mother's Day, baby showers, birthdays, or any time a parent wants to express their love, this book's storyline highlights the positive ways in which parents' lives change when they have children. Author Karona Drummond, a certified elementary school teacher, employs storytelling techniques that will appeal to both the child and parent. The simple language and repetitive structure of the phrases make this a perfect read-along book that teachers, librarians, parents, and young readers will enjoy.
In this sweet book a Mom tells her daughter how her life has changed because of her. The child in the picture looks like a preschooler. To me this would be a book that a Mom could read to her child as a toddler that could become a favorite as the child grows. I like the repetitive phrase of "before you" and "after you" used on each page. It is just the right length as well to keep the child's attention and the right size of board book for young hands to hold on their own.
Children change all aspects of our lives, and this book celebrates those wonderful changes! A child may not realize the way he or she has caused so many things to change, but this book shares those changes in a positive, loving manner.
Check out this book when you need a gift for a new Mom.
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