My Love Is with You Wherever You Go, by Debra Buchanan | Dedicated Review
Review sponsored by Dancing Pen Publishers
The Children’s Book Review | September 5, 2017
Written by Debra Buchanan
Illustrated by Nataly Vits
Age Range: 3-7
Hardcover: 36 pages
Publisher: Dancing Pen Publishers (2017)
What to expect: Unconditional love, Mother-child relationship, God, Rhyme
My Love Is with You Wherever You Go is one mother’s ode to her babies, with a nod to God and his “precious care” and “all the wonders He has given to share.” The story affirms that a mother’s heart will always belong to her baby.
“Before you were born and before your first start, I knew I would love you with all of my heart.”
The illustrations show a growing family of 5—a mother, father, and their three children: two boys and one girl. Readers get to see baby’s first steps, mother and child dancing and singing together, a trip to the playground and family reading time. They see the mom playing dress-up, and visiting the zoo and the seashore with her children.
Author Debra Buchanan’s message of unconditional love between a mother and her children hums along poetically with singsong rhyme.
“We can walk on the shore, and what will we find?
The best would be finding your small hand in mine.”
The illustrations are light and bright and have an almost heavenly glow. They offer a lot of wonders for young readers to search for and delight in. The children have large endearing eyes that offer the reader a window into their sweetness.
This sweet book is to be enjoyed between a child and parent, read aloud while snuggled up closely together.
About the Author
Debra Buchanan, a native of Southern California, holds degrees from San Diego State University and Northern Arizona University. In addition to My Love Is with You Wherever You Go, she is the author of A Very Special Christmas Tree, which won the 2017 Illumination Award’s gold medal for children’s holiday picture books.
Ms. Buchanan resides in San Diego, California, with her husband, David.
About the Illustrator
Nataly Vits, is a graduate of the Art Academy in Moscow, Russia, with a degree in art. After exploring various fields of art, she has found the greatest satisfaction in illustrating children’ books.
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