In this delightful love letter to a growing child, Linda Ashman and You Byun celebrate the magic of those fleeting days of early childhood. Their lively read-aloud shows the delight to be found in the world of a toddler. Every day brings new milestones and adventure—and little Buttercup is eager to reach out and experience it all, while her mother is always eager to reach out with a hug. Rhyming text captures a mother and baby’s joy in their shared time, and charming paintings make all the moments—both quiet and boisterous—shine.
LINDA ASHMAN’s many picture books have been included on the “best of the year” lists of the New York Times,Parenting and Child magazines, the New York Public Library, and the Bank Street College of Education, among others. She lives with her family in Chapel… More about Linda Ashman
Hardcover | $16.99
Published by Nancy Paulsen Books Jan 29, 2015| 32 Pages| 8-1/4 x 10| Baby-3| ISBN 9780399167638
“Rocks with simple, solid rhymes (encouraging participation and pleasingly predictable to listeners). . . . A joyful, one-sided conversation that narrates the everyday pleasures that spring from the care for a small child. . . . Visually describe[s] the variety of tiny experiences a single day with a toddler brings as well as a parent’s intense focus on their little one. . . . Cozy, predictable, cheerful and brimming with motherly love—a dependably pleasing read-aloud for the smaller set.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Endearing. . . . Easy to imagine how these pages could become a go-to source of calm and comfort. Ashman and Byun make a case that in both noticing and being noticed, we are loved and lucky.”—Publishers Weekly
“Ashman deftly integrates rich vocabulary into her couplets. . . . The soft colors and spare details suit the intended young audience.”—School Library Journal
“Playful . . . captures the special, loving relationship between parent and toddler. . . . The bouncing, enthusiastic toddler depicted in Byun’s ink-and-watercolor illustrations perfectly matches Ashman’s jaunty, rhythmic lines. . . . Little ones will easily relate to many of Buttercup’s moments. . . . This cozy title is a treat to read aloud for little ears, and a great fit for bedtime. . . . About unconditional love in both big and small moments.”—Booklist