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Lovely, esteem building, bond building book
on 22 April 2013
This book is simply beautiful. My children love it. We've shared it regularly for several years, my eldest is now 8 (a boy) and he still loves it. The children all know it by heart and if we've had a challenging day, its said together at bedtime to emphasise how much we love them ... despite the challenging behaviour! They frequently ask for this book and will read it themselves. They also read it to teddy bears, dolls etc. Our kids are adopted and this has been the best book for them to explore the idea of unconditional love, having not always known that previously. We don't like the phrase 'sometimes you're bad' because we don't think children are 'bad' just exhibit bad behaviour at times, but that is truly the only thing we'd change, and we often say something along those lines as we read it. Sometimes we substitute 'you' for the child's name, or even 'mummy' or 'daddy' which always gets a laugh. This book is amazing. Every home should have one. I'm just buying a replacement for the rather dog-eared copy we have, I'm sure it will be loved for years to come, by us all.