Before you, my home was decorated in style. After you, my home is decorated in love. So begins the tender recital of love from parent to child that tells the story of the changes that take place after a little one joins the family. What happens when the pleasures of a tidy, carefully decorated home are traded for the excitement of dressing up and messy art projects? When quiet evenings and precisely planned schedules are exchanged for busy days and crazy nights? What happens when the desire to experience joy yourself is replaced with the desire that another might experience joy?
|About the Contributor(s)||Karona Drummond is a certified elementary school teacher. She has taught preschoolers for over 15 years. She spent several years at Texas Woman's University Child Development Center and several years at the University of North Texas Child Development Laboratory. Her publications include "The Running Years," which was chosen for the "Hats Off To Dads" section of the Tejas Storytelling Festival. Her writing includes stories for preschoolers and elementary-aged children and inspirational poetry for adults.|
|Publish Date||Mar 21, 2011|
- Review by Penny
In it, a mother is telling her little girl of the wonderful differences since her little girl came into her life…my favorite being “BEFORE YOU, I SLEPT ALL NIGHT LONG. AFTER YOU, I WAKE TO WATCH YOU SLEEPING.” PRECIOUS!!
I recommend this book for mommies to read to their precious ones.
Notes: “Along Came You” was sent to me free of charge in exchange for my honest review by Zonderkidz…which is a division of Zondervan Publishing. It is a picture book written by Karona Drummond and illustrated by Estelle Corke. (Posted on 5/8/2014)
- Review by InkBlotsbyTRD.blogspot.com
The cover of this book appears very girly, but I don't feel like the interior illustrations are overly girly (even though they do picture a mother and daughter). The illustrations are very cute and colorful. I will enjoy sharing this book with all of my children (boys and girls).
I would have liked to see a different font for the text of the book. In my opinion, the font cheapened the look of the book, but that's just being nit-picky.
Overall, I think Along Came You is a fabulous book to read with your children and keep on your family's bookshelf.
FTC Declaration: The publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book or advanced reading copy. This does not change the fact that I will give my honest opinion in my reviews. (Posted on 5/1/2014)