Friday, November 25, 2016

TAKE HEART MY CHILD; A Mother's Dream by Ainsley Earhardt / Book Review #picturebookmonth

Written by: Ainsley Earhardt
Illustrated by: Jaime Kim
Published by: Aladdin
Released on: November 15th, 2016
Ages: 3 & up 
Rating: 5 Owlets - We Loved It
Purchase from: Amazon | B&N
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I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review 

In the tradition of Emily Winfield Martin’s The Wonderful Things You Will Be and Nancy Tillman’s On The Night You Were Born, popular FOX news anchor Ainsley Earhardt’s lyrical lullaby inspires children to follow their dreams and passions.

FOX and Friends cohost Ainsley Earhardt’s debut picture book shares precious life lessons parents can pass onto their children so that they can follow their hearts, dreams, and passions.

Take Heart, My Child is a lyrical lullaby, and Ainsley shares her own hopes and dreams, and lets her child know that whatever challenges life brings, “Take heart, my child, I will—or, my love will—always be there for you.” It’s a universal message, one that all readers will relate to.

In the “Story Behind the Story,” Ainsley talks about growing up and how her father would write messages to her and her siblings each morning, leaving notes at the breakfast table, so that his children would know they were loved, empowered, protected, and cherished.

A treasure! Earhardt beautifully captures a mother's dream and desire for her child, while also inspiring her child to follow their heart, always do the right thing, and be the best person they can be. Beautifully written, this book reads like a lovely prose, brought to life with equally beautiful illustrations. What an inspiring, touching read. 

A touching tribute to the hopes and dreams a mother has for child, I absolutely loved reading this book. This would be the perfect gift for excepting mothers, and any mother, no matter how old their children are. I love the author notes at the end of this book, where Ainsley talks about the inspiration for this book. This is one of the sweetest, touching picture books we've read. Take Heart My Child is definitely worth picking up. 

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~