You Are My I Love You


Father Bear explains to little bear how their desires--and love--complement each other.

Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Reminding your kids that you love them in simple, sing-song ways they understand is always a great thing!

Content Awareness Factors:

The rhyming can get tedious. That said, it still stands up well to repeated readings.

Little Kid Reaction

The first few times, s/he was focused on the illustrations of the bear. Now, "I LOVE YOU BOOK" is a request every night.

Parent Reaction

A nice book. Every reading reminds you that you are rediscovering the world from your child's eyes and learning & loving things anew.

Type of Book:
This poem shows that the wonders of everyday life offer ways to share love, fun and new things for both parents and children.
Educational Themes:

A nice poem that shows how parents and children share the same things, enjoy them in different ways, and love them just the same.

Reading Level:
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
5 to 7
Recommended Age To Read Together:
1 to 5
Age of child:
Started reading at 5 months, put away and resumed at 20 months. Still reading at 2 years.
Purchase Recommendation:
This was a first-Valentine's Day present. It would make a great "for dad" gift on any occasion. You know it’s a great investment when your child wants to read "I Love You"!

Title You Are My I Love You
Author Maryann K. Cusimano
Publisher Philomel Books, Imprint Penguin Young Readers Group © 2001
Illustrators Satomi Ichikawa
ISBN 9780399233920
Material Hard Cover
Genres Poetry
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