Title: You’re My Little Sweet Pea
Illustrator: Kit Chase
“And joy deep down is mine to keep while you’re awake or fast asleep.
Sweet child, you will forever be my heart, my love, my Little Sweet Pea,” ends Kit Chase’s illustrated children’s book, You’re My Little Sweet Pea.
~ What ~
At sixteen pages, this board book with a padded front cover targets children ages four to eight years old who enjoy animals and loving relationships. With no scary scenes, it is a story told in rhyme about parents’ love for their young children. Including some complicated wording, it would be best read out loud to beginner readers.
With colorful depictions of deer, cats, sheep, giraffes, bears, foxes, bunnies, and mice, the rhyming tale explains how the parent loves his or her offspring, appreciating their characters, features, and actions.
This is a charming story of the relationship between parents and children, promoting how wonderful the bond is between them. I like the cute and thoughtful illustrations that include button noses, squishy cheeks, hair swirls, tiny toes, melting giggles, little hands, soft skin, and snuggling before bedtime.
~ Why Not ~
Those who are not parents or are not around young ones may not note the value of love through observation. Beginner readers may find the two- and three-syllable words hard to pronounce.
~ Wish ~
While I appreciate the love the animal parents show, the book has no reference to God’s love.
~ Want ~
If you are looking for a cute story of the special love parents have for their kin, this is a thoughtful read but limited.
Thanks to BookLookBloggers for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.
This book can be purchased at https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/youre-my-little-sweet-pea-kit-chase/1128819058