Monday, March 7, 2016

Review: I Love You Already! by Jory John and Benji Davies

I Love You Already!

Bear can't wait to spend a pleasant day by himself. His persistent next-door neighbor, Duck, wants to take a morning stroll . . . with Bear. He just wants Bear to like him already. . . .

I got a huge kick out of John's earlier book, Goodnight Already, so I was happy to see poor old Bear and irrepressible Duck were back again. Moms everywhere can probably identify with Bear's desire for just a LITTLE time all to himself. Duck is not a Mom.

"Take a look around, Bear! Who wants to be alone on a day like this?"

I will be waiting for one where Bear tries to use the bathroom alone. Or eat something quietly over the sink after bedtime so Duck doesn't see him and want some, too.

You don't have to be a parent, though, to enjoy the combination of Duck's exuberance and Bear's monosyllabic responses - as well as Davies' illustrations (Bear's FACE!) A great addition to any children's collection.

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