Cover Image: Don't Grow Too Fast, Please

Don't Grow Too Fast, Please

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Beautiful book of poetic statements of love illustrated with a variety of families. Can’t wait to read to my first grand-niece!
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A lovely book about cherishing those sweet moments while your children are still babies. Making the most of time, cuddles and playtime with them, as they grow up so fast.
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Such a good book to have read!! It would be a wonderful bedtime story for your children!!! The drawings make you feel like you are there and loving with the words included. Each page is a parent talking about their child not growing up too fast.
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Well this book tugs on the heartstrings. If you enjoy the classic "Love You Forever", then you'll enjoy this one too. The thoughts and feelings we feel as parents looking at our wee babies and knowing they are going to grow too fast and just wish they'd slow down. A sweet story to cuddle up with your little one and let them know how much you love them while addressing our ever present fear and dread of them growing up. Would make a cute gift for new parents.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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This is a beautifully illustrated and beautifully written book. It hit me hard in all the feels. I do not know if my children would sit through this one as they really aren't into things that aren't an exciting adventure. However I do think this is a good book for parents to read to very young babies. Perhaps as a board book.
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This book made me cry! It’s such a sweet, tender book with beautiful illustrations and the story tells all the things we as parents think everyday about our own children. A good book for children’s bookshelves so parents can hold back their tears as they read it!
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A beautifully illustrated book cherishing every moment of the child's life. A wonderful picture book for the whole family to enjoy. I highly recommend it. Thanks to #netgalley for the early review copy. I just loved it.
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The illustrations by Paula Wallace are beautiful and capture just the kind of images that show a child how much their parent loves them, as does Michelle Jaffery’s beautiful heartfelt words as told by a mother who clearly loves her child but is aware they wont stay little forever. And it ticks the diversity box nicely so that children around the world can hopefully see themselves in this book. That is really important.

Some of the words are very touching and really speaks to the child but in other areas I do wonder how much the child will understand the concept of why parents don’t want their child to ‘grow up too fast’ in this book, even though the parents will know exactly what it means. But perhaps for that reason I believe this is a book written more with parents in mind. Having said this, it could make a snuggle-up read for a child who needs assurance.
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This was a great book. I 10/10 recommend. I love the art in this book, it is absoulely great. The title is also great.
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This was a sweet book about a parent’s love. The paintings in it were beautiful, and went perfectly with the words. This would make a great baby shower gift for a new parent.
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This is a darling little book that little kids and parents alike will treasure, and read again and again!

I voluntarily received and reviewed a complimentary e/copy of this book which I received from the author/publisher. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.
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The illustrations are beautiful, including a diverse selection of races, so hopefully the child will be able to see themselves in the book. The lines really expressed the emotions that the parents are feeling as they look at their children with such love. It's so bittersweet as they are cherishing this moment so much and want things to stay happy as they are now, and how they pray for their child's happiness.
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This is a beautifully illustrated title that will appeal to very young children. Each double-page contains a little rhyme that follows the ABCB convention. The 1st and subsequently ever odd rhyme going forward don't have a particular rhythm and so they do throw you off beat. However the 2nd rhyme and ever subsequent even rhyme acts as a kind of chorus. The first line alters but the remaining three lines are the same.

What I love about this book is that it points out to your little one just how small they are but how much you don't want to miss out on these precious moments when they are still tiny enough to need you. I think any child from birth to perhaps six or seven years of age will enjoy this as a bedtime thought to go to sleep on.

Overall, I rate this book 4/5 stars mainly because of the broken flow for some of the rhymes. The pictures were lovely and tried to incorporate many races and cultures making it an inclusive book and there were some nice scenes of parents doing lovely things with their children, although I would like to have seen less baby images and more toddler ones instead because this is the age group the book will appeal to most.
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