I was excited to receive this handy little board book in the mail so I could share it with my little girl. (Of course I hid it away in a drawer before she could find it so I could check it out first)! Along Came You written by homeschool mom Karona Drummond, is a story that follows a mother and her daughter as the mother shares about how life is now since her daughter came along.
The mom expresses what life was like "before you," and now how it has changed, "after you." For example, one page shows the mother dressing up for a fancy evening out where she says how before... I would dress up, then you see a picture of her playing "dress up" with her daughter. That's basically the theme of the book, before you... I did this and now that you were born I now do this.
I have to say though, I left the book feeling like it was written more for a snicker from mom that can relate than for the child! I don't think the author intentionally was trying to make children feel bad but for me, it kind of left that impression. Again, I don't think this was the intention of the book but that is how it seemed to come across the first time around. Although, once I read the book through a few times, I did find it quite cute and captivating with fun images that my daughter did in fact enjoy. And yes, this book is currently on her bookshelf and yes, she did ask daddy to read it to her!
I received this book as part of the Book Look Blogger Program. All opinions stated are my own.