Wherever you are,
Wherever you go,
And always know...
That shimmering star?
That's me winking at you.
Premise/plot: This book is openly and unashamedly sentimental. But don't discount it because it's about LOVE. A parent loving their child fiercely. Picture books about love are everywhere. That's true enough. But this one has its quirky humor too: "That persistent mosquito? That's me bugging you."
My thoughts: I really love this one. It was first published as a picture book in 2016. I had long been a fan of her books. This was her last, I believe. It was written after her diagnosis of cancer--ovarian cancer. It was published three months before her death. It is dedicated to her three children. It's a lovely, lovely--poetic message worth treasuring. Children don't have to know the back story for this one. It is a joyful, reassuring book about the endurance of love.
NY Times article, "You May Want To Marry My Husband..." by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
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