Saturday, October 1, 2011

Children's Book Review: I Believe in You by Marianne Richmond

Sourcebooks Jabberwocky; ISBN: 978-1-4022-6299-9; HC $15.99


Your job of growing up
takes hard work, I know,
but each day is an adventure.
Each problem helps you grow.

Growing up can be a topsy-turvy journey from schoolwork, friendships, fitting in, and standing out. When children of any age know that they have a fan, they feel more confident to problem sole, endure, and succeed.

Whether it’s sunny or stormy,
whether you’re happy or blue,
I’m here to say, without a doubt,
That I believe in you!

I Believe in You encourages kids to look within to find they have all they need to succeed—and to know they always have someone cheering them on.

My Review:

This is the third book I have read from Marianne Richmond, and has become another favorite.  Click on the book titles to read my other reviews, The Night Night Book and Beautiful Blue Eyes, by Marianne.

I Believe in You is a touching and heartfelt book that both parents and children will enjoy reading together. Marianne does it again as she showcases the unwavering support and love a parent has for their children.  I am always on the lookout for books that I can read to my daughter that show her how much I love and support her no matter what she does.  And, I can always count on Marianne to deliver in this department.  She writes such positive books that young children can understand through the use of rhyming. 

The illustrations tie the story line together nicely, and keep your young child's attention, as you both sit together and enjoy this inspirational book.  This book is great for all ages and especially good to pull out and read when your little one is feeling down or discouraged.  Pick them up with this heartfelt and uplifting story of a parent's love and unwavering support they have for their children.  What a way to show your children that you are always in their corner, cheering them on as they tackle difficult obstacles in their lives.

About the Author:

Marianne Richmond turned a personal tragedy into a motivational vehicle, becoming an award-winning author and selling over a million books in the process.

Her career was launched by accident; she was diagnosed with a brain tumor (thankfully benign), the cause of numerous epileptic seizures through her childhood. During her five-week recovery period, Marianne created hand-painted thank you cards for her many well-wishers. With Jim’s, her new boyfriend, and friend’s encouragement, she decided to launch her own greeting card business, Marianne Richmond Studios, Inc.  As distribution for her cards increased, she decided to try her hand at writing a book, honoring her biggest fan, her now-husband Jim, with The Gift of an Angel.

Beginning with her first book in 1997, Gift of An Angel, writer and artist Marianne has touched the lives of millions over the past decade through her line of greeting cards and gift books. Since then she has become a recognized creator of numerous books that celebrate milestones in life, memorable journeys, and relationships.  Marianne currently lives in Minneapolis, MN with her even-keeled husband, Jim, their four kids, and their senior citizen Border Collie, Clay. Find out more at her website

Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this book by the publisher in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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