Unwrapping today's book....
This book is authored by Troy Kent and illustrated by Elisa Moriconi. The illustrations are soft, loving and muted...perfect for sharing with someone his whole life through.
Unwrapping what's between the covers....
This book will tug at your heartstrings and inspire you to hold onto your little one a lot closer and commit yourself to his reading growth and well-being throughout his entire life.
This young mom, struggling with her finances, has a beautiful baby boy. She finds it hard to just supply his daily living needs but knows in her heart the importance of giving him the gift of reading good books. She commits to him that not a day will go by without her sewing into his mind and spirit the love and joy that is found in reading good books.
She repeats to him often:
"The day you were born, I loved you a lot,
So I'm making a promise, here on the spot.
My promise to you goes something like this:
I'll read to you every night, and end with a kiss."
And she is true to her promise. Because of her lack of money she uses the library to borrow books for her mission of love. She gets to the point where she can afford some books to build her little boy his own library shelf and yes, every night she fulfills her promise of reading to him....ending in a kiss. But as little boys do, they grow up....
The circle of life continues in that little family and the boy grows into a man, his beloved mom gets very ill and he eventually has his own precious baby to nurture and care for. And guess what the common thread is that never falters or fails? .... the importance to install the love of books and reading them into your little one!!!
I really treasure the message and the whole vibe of the book. It seems the pages are overshadowed by a spirit of Love. Not only is the story inspirational, it renders hope to the reader, because a committed promise of reading to your child every day (no matter what your money situation) is a blessing and a bonding between a child and a parent that transcends everything else and money cannot buy them.
I highly recommend this book.
Read on and read always!
It's a wrap.