Picture Book Review: With All My Heart

With All My Heart by Stephanie Stansbie
With All My Heart
by Stephanie Stansbie, Richard Smythe

5 out of 5 stars

This sweet picture book features die-cut openings in the pages that showcase an element in the illustrations or a word on the next opposing page of the book. The way the openings are set up is really clever, so that no matter which way you look through them, there is something lovely that adds to the words and illustrations.
The die-cuts also vary between heart shapes, flowers, clouds, leaves, and stars. The openings highlight shooting stars, the pitter-patter of rain, the shining moon, and lovely falling leaves.
The writing is soothing, with short sentences and calm words, making this a perfect bed-time book. The illustrations are soft with a watercolor style. The pastel colors are creamy with spongy edges. Through the story, Momma Bear and her cub watch the moon, hide from the rain, splash in the river, climb trees, and jump in fallen leaves.

I’m so impressed with this beautiful book! It perfectly expresses that unique type of love for a child that is dear to you.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

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