How Long Will You Love Me?

If anyone asked me this question pre-2001, my answer would have been a whole hell of a lot different than it is now.  Alas, having a family has softened me up big time! 

THREE PROS
*Normally I'd tell you I'm sick of these "I love you so much" books, but Patti Brassard Jefferson chose examples that are just so darn interesting and memorable that I was forced to reconsider  
*Bonus photo hunt: there's a heart on every page and you actually have to work to find a few of them
*The address of the store pictured on the cover is 143, which I learned was the old pager code for "I Love You" (I knew it from the Musiq Soulchild song from like 10 years ago)

THREE CONS 
*The illustrations are certainly passable, but not of the caliber of the majority of stories on my Buy list 
*Freckles playing golf was definitely the most creative visual cited, but also kind of gross to think about 
*I wouldn't say the clouds are made of catcher's mitts so much as they are shaped like them

ONE DAD'S OPINION
One of the last self-published books I received before the Erik Award deadline was also one of my favorite.  If you can imagine what the author's monogrammed towels would say, it makes for a great comparison to the work she has served up.  Nothing fancy, yet a tasty morsel of deliciousness.  I plan to read it to my kids until the date she placed on the calendar inside...namely Foreverary 32nd.
    

BUY / Borrow / Donate / Destroy



4 comments:

Patti Brassard Jefferson said...

Thank you for putting my book on the BUY list!

Mary said...

I bought copies for all my family. Love the message and the illustrations. Perfect for kids and adults.

Patricia said...

I have purchased several of Patti Brassard Jefferson's book "How Long Will You Love Me?" to give as gifts to my grandchildren. This book is easy to read with illustrations showing an amazing imagination and talent. My family will enjoy this book for many generations. Thank you, Ms. Jefferson.

Jacci Turner said...

Would love to send you a book! Jacci@jacciturner.com