Monday, 16 May 2016

Book Review - You Have my Heart

You all know I love books. I love to read, I love having rooms filled with shelves heavy with books, I even love to smell books (but that's another quirk for another day.) So I always get excited when I am asked to do a book review for someone, because then I get to talk about books, and the happy just gets even bigger.

Today I am reviewing a brand new book that has just been published called You Have my Heart. This beautiful little hard cover gift book was written by Corinne Fenton and illustrated by Robin Cowcher. Corinne Fenton is a well established, award winning children's author, having already published a whole slew of books for Australian children including The Dog on the Tuckerbox and Queenie the Elephant. Robin Cowcher is an award winning illustrator whose work can also be found in the Age newspaper, where she has worked as a designer, illustrator and art director, as well in the children's book Little Dog and the Christmas Wish where she again worked with Corinne Fenton.

You Have my Heart is a sweet little book celebrating love and the strength we can draw from it. The illustrations were beautifully done in watercolour in simple reds and greys giving each page a striking effect. This book was initially conceived as a Mother's Day gift, however it works as a great gift for other occasions too.

Miss K and I both loved reading this book. For us it gave us a good chance to discuss each emotion displayed on each page, and some of the situations that could cause each emotion.

It was a great way to start a dialogue with her about her feelings just to let her know that each of the six emotions that the book explores were all OK. And then we'd read it again just to enjoy its sweet message.

Pyjama pants are optional when reading this book.

This book is available for purchase now through Five Mile Press. If you have someone special in your life and you want to let them know how you feel, I definitely recommend buying this as a gift for them today.

*Disclosure: I received a free copy of the book You Have my Heart in return for this review. All opinions given in this piece are entirely my own.

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