I Love You An Armful
by Patricia Jo Murray
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Pub Date 23 Sep 2021 | Archive Date 30 Jun 2022
Darcie Rowan PR, Fulton Books
Heartwarming Illustrated Children’s Book Conveys
A Mother’s Everlasting Love For Her Child
I Love You an Armful
By Patricia Jo Murray
Children sometimes need reassurance that their parents' love will last forever no matter what happens.
Growing up can be confusing and sometimes even scary, but I Love You an Armful helps children understand the depths of a mother’s love better. In a bedtime conversation between mother and child, a mother explains how she loves her child an “armful” – arms that have carried him since birth and arms that will grow to hold her pride in and love for him as he grows, learns, and achieves. It is a sweet exchange of the mother's creative way of describing how much she has loved her child and will continue as they both grow old. It is a love that will never end.
About the Author:
Patricia Jo Murray has been a community recreational coordinator for the town of Mahopac, NY. Married to her college sweetheart, Patricia spent her days being involved in her children’s activities on the field and off, organizing successful recreational programs, and serving her community around raising her children. Now that her sons are grown, she enjoys spending time with her two grandchildren, exploring her creativity and love of words, and pursuing her dream of being an author. Patricia Jo lives in Mahopac, NY with her husband.
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I Love You an Armful was a very. sweet book about how. a mother's love will always be there, through good times and bad. Lovely and bright illustrations~!
This is a very sweet ode to the love between a mother and child and "I love you an armful" is such a cute way to express it! The author's passion for storytelling and affection for their children shines through. The story is told in verse, but sometimes meter and word choice are sacrificed for the rhyme, so readers will need to be careful as they read as there are some points to trip up. The illustrations are simple but colorful and full of fun details for kids to notice. This would be a lovely bedtime or snuggle time book to remind kids how much they are loved.
Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review!
This is a very sweet and cute book about a mother's love for her child. I loved the illustration style as well. This book is perfect for Mother's Day or any occasion.
Thank you to Darcie Rowan PR, Fulton Books and NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for my honest review.
This picture book tells the story of a mother's love for her child which continues to grow as he grows. It is a sweet story that children and parents will enjoy reading over and over. I would recommend this book to parents and families of children in the 2-5 age range. Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read and review this lovely book!
The idea behind this book was so sweet. It’s a wonderful way to explain the love a mother has for her children. The beginning was a bit wordy for a rhyming book which is why I gave it four stars instead of 5, but overall a very sweet and tender read.
The story and message in "I Love You An Armful" by Patricia Jo Murray are lovely. I tell my kids about 100 times a day that I love them no matter what, and this book gives me another opportunity to do that. The illustrations are little bit lacking which is why I gave this book four stars instead of five.
Thank you to Darcie Rowan PR, Fulton Books and NetGalley for the opportunity to access this free e-arc in exchange for an honest review.
This is so cute and heartwarming🥺❤ it's just a simple story about relationship between a mom and his little son. The illustration is so eye pleasing and pretty. I like it.
I read children’s book with my service dog,
He loved this one, he love the dog in the story. He cuddled every time the mom explain things knowing what she meant.
Great book for all young kids. Highly recommend
This book offers the heartwarming message of a mother giving her beloved son unconditional love and the promise that she will always deliver that message with her arms wrapped tightly around him.
This tender book helps children understand how deep a mother's love really is.... she's in it for always. The author lets the reader eavesdrop into an intimate bedtime conversation when a mother explains how she loves her child an 'armful' - arms that will cradle and hug him as he grows, learns new things and achieves his goals in life. It is a vow to her child that she is committed to be there for him all through his life's journey. a
The illustrations are beautiful and the message powerful. It is a perfect reminder that assures little ones how much they are loved and how precious they are. I highly recommend it.
This is a book that every Mother and child should read together!! I don't have children myself, but read this to the kids that live next door, and afterward, they couldn't wait to go home and tell their Mother all about it and give her a BIG hug. to let her know that they will always love her. The story even brought tears to my eyes as I lost my own Mother three years ago and even though I am a grown adult, the bond between Mother and child never goes away, even in death.
I recommend this to all Mothers and have bought copies for my friends that have children.
I absolutely loved this story of a mother's unconditional love. I believe it was written very well and in a way easy for a child to understand, even one as young as possibly 3. The illustrations were also really well done and went perfectly with the narration. Absolutely a book to read to a child of any age; a wonderful bedtime story!
This was absolutely adorable. I enjoyed this book so much, especially since I'm a single mother of a boy. My son enjoyed this story, he kept grinning so big during the "armful" parts. I think this book is a beautiful story that all mothers and children can relate to. I liked how it was a mother and son combination in the illustration as it's not usually, so it helps my son relate to it even more.
This was so heartfelt and nostalgic for me. It reminded me a lot of the iconic "Ill Love You Forever" children's book. I LOVED the dog in the photos. Including the dog was so fun and meaningful and I loved the photos of the dog curled up in the bed with the boy and his mom. My only critic is the part that says "like graduating from school or marrying your wife". I wish this said something like marrying your spouse or something of that nature to not promote heteronormativity at such a young age. Maybe he'll marry his husband. :) Other than that, I thought this was such a sweet children's book.
I love this sweet book about how much a mother loves her son. It’s rhyming prose is a delightful way to express the story of how this mom came to love her son an armful. This is an excellent example of a mother who truly put her children first in every situation.
Every child needs love to grow and flourish, but to hear a parent express this love verbally is the cherry on top the sundae. When a child feels loved, they can grow to be the best version of themselves.
The illustrations are bright and colorful, sweet and simple, yet exceptionally detailed. The home that they display in the drawings appears to be a loving snuggly environment for a child to grow up in.
This book reminds me of a 1950’story of June Cleaver. I’m afraid our world has continually moved further and further away from this family model.
The best place for this book would be on every child’s, grandparents, pre-school, and early elementary bookshelf. Even though this book is geared for the 5 – 9 -year-olds, I think younger and even older children would indeed cherish it. This is a wonderful book to be handed down through the generations.
I received this advanced reader’s copy from the Author/Illustrator Patricia Jo Murray, Bright Yellow Sun Books of Fulton Books, and NetGalley. This is a voluntary review, and all comments and opinions are entirely my own.
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