Always loved, always treasured, always your little boy.
From first steps to ballgames, riding a bike to driving a car, little boys grow up in the blink of an eye. The sweetness, challenges, and joys of parenting boys are lovingly shared in this heart-touching short story from bestselling inspirational novelist Karen Kingsbury. Paired with prayers and Scriptures for each stage of life, this book is a tender reminder of the special bond between a mother or father and their son.
A perfect gift for Mom, Dad, or for a grown-up little boy as he starts a new stage in life.
Karen Kingsbury, #1 New York Times bestselling novelist, is America’s favorite inspirational storyteller, with more than 25 million copies of her award-winning books in print. Her last dozen titles have topped bestseller charts, and many of her novels are under development as major motion pictures with Hallmark. She lives in Tennessee with her husband, Don, and their five sons, three of whom are adopted from Haiti.
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About the Author
Karen Kingsbury, #1 New York Times bestselling novelist, is America’s favorite inspirational storyteller, with more than twenty-five million copies of her award-winning books in print. Her last dozen titles have topped bestseller lists and many of her novels are under development as major motion pictures. Her Baxter Family books have been developed into a TV series now available everywhere. Karen is also an adjunct professor of writing at Liberty University. In 2001 she and her husband, Don, adopted three boys from Haiti, doubling their family in a matter of months. Today the couple has joined the ranks of empty nesters, living in Tennessee near four of their adult children.
Joanne Lew-Vriethoff is an illustrator and graphic designer born in Malaysia and grew up in Los Angeles. She graduated from Art Center College of Design in 1995. Right after, she worked as a character and concept illustrator for clients pitching television shows. She later spend a few years in New York working as an Art Director and designer before she moved to Amsterdam. For the last 15 years, her passion for illustration has given her the opportunity to illustrate picture books such as Peace Baby and Punctuation Station to Middle grade-novels such as Summerhouse Times and Dancing Pancake. Besides illustrating books, she also illustrates funky websites and product branding for toy companies. Below are some of her most recent projects, Family Grandstand and Family Sabbatical both written by Carol Ryrie Brink (Two Lions), Another Day as Emily by Eileen Spinelli (Random House), Reindeer Dust by Kate Dwyer (Reindeer Dust Inc), Joey Daring Caring and Curious: How a Mischief Maker Uncovers Unconditional Lov by Marcella Marino Craver (Magination Press), Beneath the Bunk by Laurel Snyder (Pearson Digital Studio), Peace, Baby! by Linda Ashman (Chronicle Books LLC), Do You Know Dewey?: Exploring the Dewey Decimal System by Brian P. Cleary (Lerner Publishing Group), The Dancing Pancake by Eileen Spinelli (Yearling), The Punctuation Station by Brian P. Cleary (Lerner Publishing Group), Summerhouse Time by Eileen Spinelli (Yearling) and I'm Big by Milton Schafer (Dial).
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Little boys grow up so fast. Mud puddles, backyard forts, and scabbed knees are only a few steps on the road to adulthood. In this book, the many joys of having and raising a son are highlighted and accompanied by prayers and bible verses. This wonderful book accentuates the binds between parents and their son. Another delightful book by Karen Kingsbury, this work has beautiful illustrations that show the care and adoration that a parent feels for their growing son. I enjoyed how this book highlights the many stages of a young boys journey from infancy to adulthood as well as providing insight into the mindset of the parents at each stage. The illustrations are simplistic with calming, soothing colors, however, they still manage to capture the readers attention, whether the reader is a child or a parent. As a parent they also allow me to see my own son traversing each of these stages in his life. The writing itself appropriately captures the emotions of watching your son grow and change. As for the growth, the most common interests for boys and teens are covered from riding a bike, playing football, and going on a first date. What I disliked most about this book would have to be the fact that I am unsure if this is a book written for children or their parents. My son enjoyed this book as much as I did so I would say that it works for either. I would recommend this book to parents of your boys as well as to the young boys themselves. It does have a religious theme to it. I received my copy from booklookbloggers.com for the sole purpose of an honest review.
I was immediately drawn to this book for a few reasons: I love Karen Kingsbury, and anything sweet and sentimental about having a little boy turns me into mush. And this book doesn't disappoint. In the same way that Love You Forever by Robert Munsch will bring tears to the eyes of any mom of a little boy, knowing some day he's going to be bigger than you, this book will cause lots of happy and sad tears to form in the eyes of every mom out there. It's poetic style is sweet, and it will bring to memory lots of special times that parenting a little boy brings. Since my son is only 14 months, lots of these memories are still to come, but I knew this would be a great keepsake, and a book I'd want on my shelf for many years to come. I hope to share it with him one day, and remind him how much I love him, and that just as the title says, he'll forever be my little boy. [Pause to wipe away tears so I can keep typing...]