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What Do You Love?: 04/05/11

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What Do You Love? by Jonathan London has the honor of being the 2000th review posted on this blog. Review 3000 should come sometime in 2014 or early 2015.

Harriet is at that age where she wants to know why we are her parents. She's come to realize that there was a time when she and her brother didn't exist. In her version of the way things came to be: first we got married, then we decided to practice being parents by adopting Caligula cat, then we had Sean and then we were finally ready for Harriet.

With that in mind she is becoming interested in books about families. One of her recent reads to fulfill her interest in all things family was What Do You Love? by Jonathan London.

In this book a mother and child dog go out to the countryside for a day of fun. Throughout their adventure they comment on all the things they love. The book ends by asking the parent and child reading the book what the things they love.

The book was just right for Harriet. It's uplifting and heartwarming. It has a strong family message. It is also told as a list and she is a natural list maker.

After we finished reading the book Harriet first listed off everything she loves in her life. Then she decided to make a book of her all time favorite things. It's fair to say What Do You Love? was a hit.

Four stars.

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