Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Children's Book Review and Giveaway: I Love You Even When by Donna Keith, Illus by Allison Edgson

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge,from Tommy nelson Kids, for review and giveaway purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

 I Love You Even When cover


You are always loved—even when you do something wrong.

The cuddly bear brothers and sister are back! 
Mama Bear and Papa Bear make sure their little cubs understand that their love—and God’s love—is without condition, even when they misbehave or make mistakes.
The message that parents and God love us unconditionally is unique in the market.

 I Love You Even When sample page


This is the second book with these 3 cubs from Donna, the first being I love You All the Same, which we reviewed last year. Aimed at kids ages 0-4, this book, like the first, has adorable drawings from Allison, and a wonderful rhyming text made for reading out loud. I love the message of how much parents love their children equally,no matter how different they are. While reading this book I kept thinking it would be a wonderful book for foster/adoptive parents to read to a young child, who may feel that they aren't always loved when they misbehave, and who questions if they are loved the same as other children in the household.  The book teaches kids that even adults can make mistakes, but it's by acknowledging them and understanding the wrong, that we move on and forgive one another, which is as Jesus taught us! If you are looking for a great shower gift for a foster child/adoptive child, be sure to include these 2 books, the parents will thank you!

About the Author:

Donna Keith, a former English teacher, began writing stories for her grandchildren after the birth of her fourth grandchild. Her daughter Audrey's interracial family served as the inspiration for I Love You All the Same. Donna and her husband, Lee, live in Kansas City, Missouri. Award-winning illustrator Alison Edgson was born in Northern Ireland and now lives with her husband in an old chapel in Wales.

About the Illustrator:

Award-winning illustrator Alison Edgson was born in Northern Ireland and now lives with her husband in an old chapel in Wales.Check out her website for more info!

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One wonderful BTHM reader will get to win their own copy of this lovely book!

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  1. I always just give my kids a hug and a kiss and they know they are loved!
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  2. I love yous and kisses every night.

  3. I teach them to care for each other and love each other.

  4. Thank you so much for your comments about my book! I greatly appreciate it! I had so much fun writing this story, The antics of my own grandchildren inspired much of the story line. God bless you! Donna Keith

  5. Thanks for stopping in Donna! We love it when authors stop and say hi!!!


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