I Love You: Giles Andreae & Emma Dodd (Orchard Books, 2013)
We’ve not read ‘I Love My Mummy’ or ‘I Love My Daddy’ from the same collaboration of Giles Andreae and Emma Dodd, but based on this third book in the series I expect they are excellent Mother’s and Father’s Day presents. ‘I Love You’ is a great book to read snuggled up together, with gently rhyming text and delicious pictures.
I love you, doggies, with your funny waggy tails.
I love you, beetles and bugs and snails.
The book follows a toddler child as they happily get through the day declaring their love for their favourite things. The child is fairly androgynous making this a book easy to share with either boys or girls identifying with the main character. For babies and toddlers, this book would be perfect. Especially toddlers who can identify with the child in the pictures. But it’s still been enjoyed very much by MG and DG, with MG able to read many of the clear words too.
The hardback book is a good size to appreciate the pictures, which aren’t too cluttered for small children. I love it as a snuggle-together book but it would be a wonderful read-aloud book in a toddler session or pre-school, with the children getting to interject with what they love too.
Disclaimer: We were sent a copy of I Love You by Hachette Childrens Books for review. No other financial reward was given and the opinions are my own. I was not asked to write this post.