Alison McGhee & Peter H. Reynolds
Atheneum, 2007 (2007)
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
- written lyrically by Alison McGhee and illustrated in spare, soft watercolors by Peter H. Reynolds - a mother reminisces about her daughter's babyhood and childhood: '
One day I counted your fingers and kissed each one
' ... '
One day we crossed the street, and you held my hand tight.
atching her daughter dream in bed, the mother dreams too - of all the things her child will do as she grows, and all the feelings she will experience, including great joy and deep sorrow. I especially liked, '
Someday you will call a song to the wind, and the wind will carry your song away.
he mother dreams away of her child's own child and that '
Someday, a long time from now, your own hair will glow silver in the sun. And when that day comes, love, you will remember me.
is a touching tribute to motherhood, one that kids will appreciate for the deep love portrayed in its pictures and between the lines.
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