I love everything about this book.
The illustrations are beyond delightful and the words are wonderful.
And why wouldn't they be when the author is none other than...
...the previously gushed over author of Hitty: Her First Hundred Years....
The book itself is a charming poem of blessings for all the comforts in a small child's world.
Each two page spread combines a sweet line form the poem with an even sweeter picture.
This one for example features some much loved stuffed lovies along with the words,
"Bless the toys whose shapes I know."
(Any sweeter and I do believe I'll develop yet another cavity for my dentist to attend!)
An added bonus are the wee angels scattered all throughout the pages. I can't help but imagine that Elizabeth Orton Jones (the illustrator extraordinaire) had a collection of her own Wendt & Kuhn dolls to draw inspiration from. These two little friends of mine were a happy find on Etsy awhile back.
It was my mom, however, that gifted me with my most treasured...an angel that
actually matches one in the book.
All together they make for a very joyful bunch of companions!
I'm going to so enjoy looking up at their little faces throughout the days ahead!