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beautiful board book celebrating love between working mother and child
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
IN MY HEART is a beautiful board book that celebrates the love between mother and child. Delving into the ways that a working mother feels connected to her child during the day, this lovely poem is ultimately about love and connection, even when apart. During the day, she sneaks peeks at photos of her child during meetings, knows that they will eat the same lunch, and doodles while on the phone reminiscent of her child's artwork. These connection points will resonate with mothers who likely do some of the same things in their own lives.

What I loved: The context for the book is absolutely fantastic. It celebrates a working mother and her love of her child, reminding the child that they are never truly apart because the child is always on her mind and in her heart. This lovely sentiment is conveyed throughout the book. The illustrations are lovely with plenty of bright colors and fun details that really appeal to the youngest readers. Toddlers will definitely connect with the rhyming text and gorgeous drawings. I also really love the racial diversity of the characters shown, which is also really important.

Final verdict: A gorgeous celebration of the love between working mother and child, this board book delivers a great message, beautiful illustrations, and charming rhymes that will appeal to toddlers and preschoolers and their parents alike.
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