#BookReview: I Will Still Love You by Delicia McLean #childrensbooks @bookroar_tweets
Hi everyone! Today, I have a book review for a children’s book with an import message by Dr and author Delicia McLean >>>
I Will Still Love You … is a beautifully illustrated picture book appropriate for children ages 0-9
Have you ever wondered why it’s important for children to experience and understand unconditional love? You know it’s important to show your children, but maybe you aren’t exactly clear on the long-term benefits?
From Dr. Delicia Mclean – renowned Psychologist and published author – comes an insightful approach to aid readers in the explanation of unconditional love in a way that young children can understand.
As a Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Delicia Mclean has helped countless people heal from childhood wounds and improve self-esteem and self-worth. Her experience as a mother inspired her to write this book as a resource for parents. She believes that experiencing unconditional love in childhood is a necessary element for the development of secure attachment. This leads to strong personal value, high self-confidence/self-esteem, and the ability to create and maintain healthy boundaries and relationships.
In I Will Still Love You, Dr. Mclean helps children understand that, no matter what they do or what others may think, a mother’s love will always be there.
In this heartwarming story, a young meerkat expresses disbelief that his mother really will still love him in the face of adversity. It’s told in a sweet rhyme and with reassuring words. Bold illustrations and adorable meerkats keep children entertained while hearing the message of unconditional love.
An absolutely beautiful book for parents and children in all ways.
Not only filled with gorgeous illustrations but heartwarming, self-affirming words too.
I Will Still Love You brings an important messsage that children of all ages need to hear, and that all parents need to share. While a simple message in itself, it is absolutely vital for positive growth and self-esteem. Too many of us reach adulthood all the poorer and struggling because we never had the opportunity to learn, truly learn and internalise, this basic necessity of a child’s life … unconditional love. Having worked in Child Psychiatry years ago, I can vouch for the importance of a book such as this and the wonderful way in which the author gets the message across.
The book rhymes and flows beautifully, and I could quote the whole thing for standing out to me; however, I’ll limit myself to just a couple of examples …
“My love for you is forever | Like the rising and setting sun | Every day it’s a guarantee | My love for you will never be done.”
“Our value doesn’t change with time | Or due to anxiety or trepidation | It stays just the same | Regardless of looks or social station.”
A quick read, and one worth repeating and re-reading over and again. I Will Still Love You gets a resounding five stars from me.
NOTE ON RATINGS: I consider a 3-star rating a positive review. Picky about which books I give 5 stars to, I reserve this highest rating for the stories I find stunning and which moved me.
5 STARS: IT WAS AMAZING! I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN! — Highly Recommended.
4 STARS: I WOULD PULL AN ALL-NIGHTER — Go read this book.
3 STARS: IT WAS GOOD! — An okay read. Didn’t love it. Didn’t hate it.
2 STARS: I MAY HAVE LIKED A FEW THINGS —Lacking in some areas: writing, characterisation, and/or problematic plot lines.
1 STAR: NOT MY CUP OF TEA —Lots of issues with this book.
I’d love to hear what you think of this review. Thanks for stopping by 🙂
For anyone interested, here are the Amazon links …