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Just Because You're Mine
Harpercollins Publishing / 2011 / Hardcover
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As Little Red Squirrel and his daddy run through the woods he wonders why his dad loves him so much. Is it because he can climb very high, or because he's a super, fast runner, or is it because he is so handsome . . . what he learns is that his father loves him because of all of these things, but that is not the most important reason why. A heartwarming story that is a testament to the love between a parent and child.
Little Red Squirrel tries to guess the reason that his daddy loves him—is it because he is a good High Climber, and Brave, and Fast, and Completely Handsome? Could it be because he’s so Friendly? Or maybe it’s because he’s so good at finding Top Secret Berries?
The answer is a heartwarming testament to a parent’s love for a child. From New York Times bestselling author Sally Lloyd-Jones and illustrator Frank Endersby comes a classic story about the nature of unconditional love.
Sally Lloyd-Jones is the author of several books for children, including the New York Times bestselling How to Be a Baby . . . by Me, the Big Sister, illustrated by Sue Heap, and The Ultimate Guide to Grandmas & Grandpas!, illustrated by Michael Emberley. She lives in New York City, where she writes full-time.
Frank Endersby has enjoyed drawing and painting from a very young age. He has experimented with many forms of art, from designing greeting cards to designing china patterns to illustrating preschool board books. He is the illustrator of Left Hand, Right Hand: A "Hands-On" Book About Left and Right, by Janet Allison Brown. Frank lives in Cirencester, England. This is his first book for HarperCollins.
When Little Red Squirrels father shouts, Did I tell you today that I love you? his son answers, Because why? As father and child spend the day playing, Little Red Squirrel tries out various answers to the question. Do you love me because Im fast? he asks after showing off his Super Fast Running. Of course, thats not the reason why, nor are the others the small squirrel suggestshis father confirms that hes good at finding berries, brave, daring, and handsome, but its not until bedtime that Daddy whispers the real reason he loves his child, an answer that the books title makes clear. Reminiscent of Guess How Much I Love You, its a conventional and reassuring reminder of a parents love for a child. While the language may occasionally be too sweet for some tastes, Lloyd-Jones (How to Get a Job... by Me, the Boss) interjects bits of light humor throughout (mostly in the form of Little Red Squirrels boisterous confidence and limitless energy), and the warmth and affection depicted in Endersbys illustrations should appeal to those looking for models of fathers lovingly tending to children. Ages 37. Agent: Curtis Brown. Illustrators agent: Beehive Illustration. (Jan.) Copyright 2011 Reed Business Information.
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