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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Steph, Liam, & Bea Review Elvis Presley's Love me Tender Illustrated by Stephanie Graegin

Steph, Liam, Bea's Book Nook, Review, Elvis Presley's Love me Tender,Stephanie Graegin
Publisher: Dial Books
Source: From the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: November 14, 2017
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Blurb from goodreads:

The king of rock-and-roll's #1 hit song "Love Me Tender" is now an endearing picture book.

Adapted from the unforgettable classic song, Elvis Presley's Love Me Tender is a heartwarming ode to the special bond between children and the adults who love and care for them--be they parents, grandparents, adoptive parents, aunts, uncles, or guardians. With its simple, timeless message, Elvis Presley's Love Me Tender is destined to join Guess How Much I Love You as a baby shower staple. And the sweet, inclusive illustrations make it a book every family will treasure "all through the years, 'till the end of time."

Steph and Liam's Thoughts:

 This is my all time favorite Elvis song, so I was very intrigued when it came up for review as a book. It was honestly not what I was expecting. I have to admit, I have always pictured this song as a love song to a significant other. This book puts it as a heartfelt song to your child and it is perfect. I was tearing up when Liam and I were reading it.

I loved this book and will buy a couple of copies for Christmas presents for a few new parents in my circle. It is so sweet and I will never think of this song again the same way.

Liam (being 7) thought it was too easy to read but he did like the pictures. We have been working on his reading comprehension skills and the pictures helped us "think beyond the story" which is something he struggles with currently.

Bea's Thoughts:

Oh, this book was adorable. The words from the Elvis Presley song are beautifully paired up with lively, sweet illustrations of babies and young children with their mothers and fathers, and with siblings. The families are traditional mom and dad and a two mom family, an interracial couple, and the people have some racial diversity. The story, which consists of the song lyrics, is simple, with short sentences and a little repetition.

I liked the details in the illustration which may appeal more to the adults than the children. For instance, the school is named Graceland Preschool. On another page, there's an actual record player and you see a cover of one of Elvis's albums. While the children won't get those details, they'll appreciate the cute pictures depictions of daily life.

"Love Me Tender" was a cute, sweet  book that works well with the song it's paired with.

1 comment:

  1. Cute, but as an Elvis fan, not loving the idea of his love song being turned into a childrens' book. That's not what the song was about.


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