Thursday, April 17, 2014

Book Review: Along Came You

Along Came You, written by Karona Drummond and illustrated by Estelle Corke, is a delightful children’s board book.  The illustrations are darling and the dialogue is between a mother and a daughter; sharing all the joys that have happened to the mom after her daughter came along. 

Along Came You embraces the changes that happen when we become mothers.  Even dressing up takes on a new meaning.  The story itself is sweet, but I felt like the strength of the book was really in the illustrations.  I am in love with the bright colors that are used, the movement that is portrayed on the pages, and the faces of mom and daughter.  There are so many details illustrated on each page of this book.  While reading, you could also become very interactive in looking for a cat, teddy bear, butterfly, or even a Mr. Potato Head on the page.  Reading out loud can be so much fun!

If I have any one criticism of the book it is just that it is geared only to a little girl; it wouldn’t be engaging for a little boy.  It would be wonderful if the author/illustrator would produce a companion book with a father and his son.

I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.