Monday, November 17, 2008

Review of My Little Girl

Thanks to Wickle, I am now receiving books to review from Thomas Nelson. My first one is My Little Girl by Tim McGraw.

I have to start this review by saying that I am NOT a country music fan. So I would probably never have purchased it as there is a picture (a small one) of Tim McGraw on the front cover. That being said, I found this book to be delightful.

It is a story about having fun just being together. The story line follows a father/daughter pair from morning until bedtime. It reminded me that all of my best memories of my dad are of doing normal non-spectacular things like building snowmen or riding on his back. This book is a good reminder that children don't need to be razzle-dazzled by fancy gifts or big vacations; children need interacting parenting parents.

The little girl in the book reminded me very much of my own little girl. She has a hodge-podge of tastes which I enjoyed glimpsing. I liked the father as well.

The illustrations are great. They fit right in with the story. The vibrant colors go so well with a vibrant girl.

If you have a daughter between 4-6, she will likely love this book. When I read it to my daughter, she asked, "Mommy, can I keep this book because I love it." It would make a great Valentine's day gift, but really would be appropriate any time. Enjoy.


Wickle said...

Yeah, yeah, yeah ... Apparently, everyone is going to get their books before I do.

I assume it's a matter of geography.

Sigh ... I didn't read the review; I have the same book coming, and don't want to spoil anything. I promise to read it later.

... after I get over my jealousy.

; -)

Applied Christianity said...

O, poor Wickle. That's not fair when you are the one that started all of this. :(

onemom said...

Oh Wickle, that is so sad that you - out of all of us - have not received your book yet. :(

Wickle said...

Wow, now I feel pathetic.

Not only was a whining, I picked up sympathy from both of you.

I got my book today. It was UNDER the porch. So, now I'm wondering whether it's been there longer and I just saw it today. Oh, well ...

It looks like we're on the same page (pun intended) with this book. It's great to see these guys celebrate a normal day.