You Belong to Me ( Age 1 to 5 )
By ; Mamoru Suzuki
Publisher ; Museyon ( August 2016)
This simple story delves into the universality of love and adoration for little kids with the help of an array of animals! The book portrays many different animals, all holding the baby. And the accompanying text promises him their love "I love you so much / You are my favorite person in the whole world" It offers this enormous assurance and commitment for him.
The book artfully brings out the warmth of love and protection through the expressions of these animals. Illustrations of animals holding the baby are all atmospheric; the dove holds the baby under her wings,the ice bear hugs him and the fox promises to "lick your tears when you cry." The fact that all these animals hold a human baby , and actually the same baby will make the little listeners feel that the book addresses them and that they are special.
The concept of the book "love and care" is something very small kids can understand and relate to, and the absolutely charming and clear illustrations of different animals in muted shades may evoke their curiosity and hold their attention.The simple and short lines suit them well and will be helpful in entertaining the ideas of comfort and assurance. Brilliant for small ones and a beautiful declaration of love!!