Genre: Children's book Title: Love me Later AUTHOR: Julie Baer
Abe is a busy and curious little boy, full of energy and questions. Whether he's in the garden chasing a butterfly while his mother paints, or watching his dad cook, little Abe is constantly quizzical, imploring his parents for all the details about his early years. His sweet chatter evokes affection from his mother and father, but Abe is too busy exploring his world, and runs off happily, promising them he'll find time for hugs and kisses later.
"Love Me Later" is a beautiful portrait of a brief and precious moment in childhood. The images are talented artwork in themselves, with a unique stylistic quality, letting this book be told as much by the images as by the narrative. The voices of Abe and his parents are so authentic, it is pleasantly obvious this story came from the author's own life. It is the kind of children's book that is purchased for the parent as much as the child, and can be seen as both a reflection of the present time, and of childhoods past. As a plus, the back page gives kids a list of things to find in amongst the pictures, and gives information about butterflies, including where to find even more information.
This is Julie Baer's 2nd children's book, having written "I Only Like What I Like" about her eldest son in 2003. She also illustrates "Love Me Later", and specializes in paintings with natural themes and, obviously, her children. This is simply a lovely children's book, and both, myself and my five-year-old daughter highly recommend it. Reviewer: Nancy Morris, Allbooks Reviews.
Beautiful art and story Mar 8, 2005
Last night my husband and I explored with pleasure the lush, detailed collages that grace every colorful page of "Love me Later." This volume can be enjoyed by all ages, from tiny kids to adults. The simple story speaks volumes about family and life, and the exquisite art transports the viewer to a magical place. This is a wonderful companion volume to Julie Baer's first book, "I only like what I like."