Wednesday, December 14, 2011

More Chocolate Fun...

I Love You More...Than Chocolate
Written by Melanie Milburn
Illustrated by Cindy Coleman

Genre: Children's picture book
Pages: 32
Rating:  ****

I received a free copy of the book for review, from the author.  The opinions are my own not anyone else's.  I promise I was not overcome by my lust for chocolate.

As I have mentioned before...I love chocolate.  When I received an email about the book I jumped at the chance to read it.  I love chocolate and really wanted to see how the title would be translated into a book for kids.

Basically, I Love You More...Than Chocolate, is a look at the night time ritual between a child and her mother.  The mother tells her all the things she loves her more than, every few pages the title is repeated.

I really liked the book.  My 7 year old also enjoyed the book!  She was able to read it in just a few minutes.  Each page has a sentence and a full page illustration of what the child is loved more than.  It's a sweet little tale (pun intended) all of those with children will recognize.  We all have little ritual sayings that our children can repeat from heart.  The book comes with a CD of the book being read and then sang.  I'm not keen on the CD ( I don't like kid music).  Kids on the other hand will love it.
The only negative I have is some of the illustrations were not as 'good' as I would have liked.  they seemed a little uneven.  One page would have a beautiful drawing and then the next would be so-so.  It didn't detract from the book, I just thought they could be better.

Overall, it's a sweet book.  A great one to share with a small child you love...more than chocolate.

-Caren

3 comments:

Barbara Fisher March House Books said...

Sweet little book and one my granddaughter would love.
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Megan said...

Oh this sounds like a great book! Especially for a chocoholic such as myself :)

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Claudine G. said...

Sounds lovely! I love chocolates and picture books.


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