board book club, i love you, stinky face…

I Love You, Stinky Face by Lisa Mccourt is one of those books that makes me a little weepy.  Probably, because I have read it to Leo about two million times. When I ask him to choose his own bedtime book this is one of his frequent picks. This is book for little boys and their mamas.

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From the books back cover: “Even if her little boy were an alligator or a super-smelly skunk, this mother would love her child unconditionally.”

This about sums it up.  It’s hard to explain unconditional love to a toddler but I think this sweet little book does a pretty good job.  The book as two “parts,” the mama and her son; Leo loves it when I read each part in a different voice. I usually try to do something soothing and calm for the mama and high-pitched and whiney for the son- am I projecting?

Leo frequently has be go back and re-read the page that asks “Mama, if I were a big, scary ape? Would you still love me then?” I wonder what that’s all about?

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