When I was young, I was a lot like you. I did a lot of the same things that you do ... and liked a lot of the same things you like.
Do you love to look at your own baby pictures?
It is amazing to think that you were once a baby, and now you are all grown up. It's still more amazing to think that Mommy or Daddy was once a baby, too — and did all of the things that you did as a baby (but maybe did some things a little differently).
This cozy photo album is the perfect way for parents and young children to share memories together.
ages: 2 - 5
Illustrations from Me and You:
One of the most unbelievable things about childhood is when your mother tells you that she was a kid just like you. Yeah, right! Somehow the image of Mom in diapers just seems too silly to believe. Lisa Thiesing is a mother who knows of what she writes, and in this delightful book she shares with her young daughter the realities of just how alike they are. Using color as well as black and white photographs to illustrate the generational divide, we see that the journey of childhood has indeed been traveled before. From making friends, to playing, eating, and taking baths, Mom knows of what she speaks. This is a sweet touching book with illustrations that successfully match the feelings we get from this wonderful book.
from The New York Times review of Me & You:
"Me & You: A Mother-Daughter Album," written and illustrated by Lisa Thiesing, is a look at a two-generation photo album that a young mother is sharing with her daughter while she compares her child's life with her own experiences as a girl. There is great charm in the photograph-style watercolor illustrations, which are arranged on the page like snapshots, in black and white for the older generation and in full color for today. They capture perfectly the differences these 30 years have made: the 60's-era parents are formally attired, with pearls on moms and neckties on dads, while the contemporary parents are bearded and overalled.
But certain aspects of family life are perennial, and they are here, too: messy highchairs, Halloween costumes and other enduring witnesses to the overwhelming love parents feel for their children.
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