Thursday, December 23, 2010

Gift Recommendation

Snuggling up with your child and reading them a lovely picture book is one of the sweet payoffs of being a parent. I'm always on the lookout for new material to share with my little guy. I found this wonderful book at Target. It's so good that it made me cry as I read it there in the book section. Public tears are always embarrassing, people. I don't cry pretty. The book that brought out my inner child and outer emotions?

Wherever You Are My Love Will Find You by Nancy Tillman.

Excerpt . . .

"And if someday you’re lonely,
or someday you’re sad,
or you strike out at baseball,
or think you’ve been bad...

just lift up your face, feel the wind in your hair.
That’s me, my sweet baby, my love is right there.

In the green of the grass... in the smell of
the sea... in the clouds floating by...
at the top of a tree... in the sound
crickets make at the end of the day...

“You are loved. You are loved. You are
loved,” they all say.

Everyone should buy this book. All children, young or old, should have these words spoken to them.

Merry 23rd, dear readers. Have you made any great gift discoveries?


  1. That's awesome! Definitely a warm fuzzy!

  2. So tender. Thanks for the recommendation!

  3. Absolutely going to add this to my library! Thanks for sharing>

    Merriest of Christmas wishes to you,

  4. Awh that's so sweet HAPPY CHRISTMAS :O)

  5. Thanks for sharing--this does look sweet.

    We just rewatched the animated film _The Iron Giant_ earlier this week with my daughter. I still adore it after the eighth or ninth viewing. The fifties setting is great, and it's an amazing story of overcoming prejudice and fear through friendship and understanding. I highly recommend it!

  6. Excellent recommendation. Thank you. =o)

  7. I'm so glad that you told me about this book. I'm tearing up too! I have to go buy it now. Merry Christmas Roxy!

  8. Beautiful! Thanks for passing this gem along. Treasure? A little one but it brought me joy. Baked brownie inside an adorable cookie cutter wrapped in plastic and tied with a candycane in the middle of the knot.

  9. Yes!! Here in this blog with that beautiful book!!! Thank you lovely Roxy for introducing this amazing read - the title alone is adorable!!

    Take care

  10. This sounds like an excellent bed time read! Thank you for the recommendation!

  11. I need to get this book!!! Thanks for the tip :)

    Hope you have a wonderful holiday season!!

  12. Awww, this is right up my older baby's alley. My younger one, too - it sounds like a wonderful book for any child, but my older one is the sensitive soul. Thank you for the recommendation.

  13. This looks so lovely and I've never heard of it. Thanks!!!