Charming is the word I use to describe the new Random House children’s release, You’re Lovable to Me. Of course, with both Valentine’s Day and Easter in the near future, this is one book I’ll love reading over and over with my daughter.
Thanks to author Kat Yeh and illustrator Sue Anderson, parents and grandparents everywhere have a new storybook to share with the little ones in their lives about a family of bunnies and the strength of love. The tale starts off with a bang…..you can just see how hard of a day Mama Bunny has had. There’s spilled milk on the dining room floor, little bunnies not minding their manners (climbing on the table during breakfast), and spilling toothpaste everywhere. God bless Mama Bunny who chases after 6 little ones…..oh, I can’t even imagine.
The little bunnies all apologize to Mama and they seem a bit sad. Mama reminds them (as she was reminded years before), that no matter what (even if you giggle at the library when you’re not supposed to), she’s their Mama and they’re lovable to her. She sweetly tucks them into bed and goes about her work……..the dishes are piled up and the paperwork is stacked. Finally she sits down on the couch looking exhausted……..when Grandpa Bunny visits. He smiles (recognizing the difficulty of the day no doubt) and grabs a blanket to cover his daughter with. And he reminds her…..
“When a papa loves a bunny,
that’s the way it will always be.
I’m your papa.
You’re still my bunny.
And you’re lovable to me.”
It’s such an adorable story……and the ending, with Grandpa taking care of Mama Bunny is just so sweet. I have to admit that I love that it’s a Grandpa bunny in the story. I lost my mom a few years ago, and my daughter never knew her. It’s sometimes hard (mostly for me) to read storybooks with both grandparents in it. Sometimes it’s nice to have a story reflect what our family is actually like today…..with only a Grandpa. I highly recommend this!
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(While a complimentary review copy was provided for this post courtesy of Random House, no other form of compensation was received. All statements and comments are the opinions of the author.)