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Feb 15 2017

I'll love you always by Mark Sperring

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Ill. by Alison Brown. Bloomsbury, 2017. ISBN 9781408873335
(Age: 1-5) Recommended. Bedtime. Love. This warm and engaging bedtime story is sure to become a favourite with young children and the people who read it to them. When listening children will learn just how much they are loved and that it can last through days, week and beyond. In fact, in conclusion it states:

I'll love you forever, not one second less.
For that is what mummies and daddies do best.

The rhyming narration is perfect to be read aloud and it flows along beautifully. Older children would be able to remember the words and read along as well. In fact, it is a story that I can imagine will be read time and again to reassure both the child and carer that love exists and is very important.
The illustrations are very cute, with the parent mouse and little mouse surrounded by lovely soft colours, blue skies and flowers.
A perfect bedtime story, this book would also be a lovely gift for new parents.
Pat Pledger

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