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A Book for Mom!

two year old book

Emma asked me to help the kids make Mother’s Day presents for me, and so I thought it would be the perfect time to make the craft I had planned to go along with the book, I Love You More Than Rainbows, which we had been sent by the author to review. I helped each child create a miniature book out of a regular sheet of printer paper, and they set to work!

two year old drawing of a baby

Lily made me a book full of babies! She is working hard to keep up with her artistic brother and sister – and doing quite well for a two-year-old! I was particularly impressed by the variety shown in the different babies in her book!

two year old drawing of a baby

Johnny was in a very silly mood, so his book is mostly blank due to much clowning around. Well worth the fun!

being silly

He did draw Spiderman’s mom and baby sister. Can you tell that he knows nothing about this superhero beyond what he looks like and his name?

spiderman's mom and baby sister drawings by four-year-old

Emma took the task very seriously, and definitely based her book off of the children’s book I had shown her for inspiration.

six-year-old book-making

I love that I’m drawn inside a heart for the cover :)

book-inspired Mother's Day gift

She loves me a lot! More than dollars:

I love mom more than dollars

And even more than food!

I love mom more than food

I Love You More Than Rainbows is a very sweet book with fun illustrations showing all the things people are more important than! Author Susan Crites sent me two copies – one board book and one autographed hard cover. She said I could do whatever I liked with them, and I would love to send the autographed book to a reader of this blog who thinks their family would enjoy it! If you would like me to put your name in the hat for random.org to choose from, fill out the form below – You have until 7am EST Wednesday, May 16th to enter, and I will ship the book anywhere in the world. This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations, Nicole!

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MaryAnne is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.

18 thoughts on “A Book for Mom!”

    1. That’s the best thing about these little books – they work for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Grandparents’ Day… :)

  1. So cute! I am so looking forward to my children’s illustrations. You will surly cherish those books forever- worth more than all the dollars in the world. Happy Mother’s Day to a mama who always makes me smile :)

  2. Elisa | blissfulE

    Fabulous – your children are truly gifted artists. I think Spiderman’s mom and baby sister are rocking that spidey look, and I’m just so amazed that Lily can draw so well!!! Emma’s book is precious and reminds me of cards I made my parents growing up – though probably not at such an early age!

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