#RWYK Great Read #Review – EVEN by Andy Gutman
Hey RWYK Family!
It’s time for us to announce our book of the week! Our very own Reading with Your Kids Certified Great Read!
EVEN, a rhyming picture book written by Andy Gutman has impressed all the members in our team. And since we had the opportunity to read Andy’s last book, Charlie, the Caterpillar(which was also a Reading with your kids certified great read), we observed the huge improvement in his writing and the choice of words!
A father is a special presence in a girl’s life and for us, It was such a delight to read, and to look at all the mesmerizing pictures spread throughout the book that perfectly expresses all the emotions a father can have for his beloved daughter. This sweet book is perfect for little girls to read over and over with their fathers!
Congratulations to Andy and your team for creating such an AMAZING book for kids that celebrates the way dad’s support, nurture and encourages their girls!
We hope you LOVE reading about the book as much as we did!
Let’s have a look at the Book Blurb
EVEN by Andy Gutman
Written in a lyrical style amidst vibrant illustrations, Even offers a sweet lesson in the eternal love and strong bond between a father and his daughter.
It’s not easy for parents to say goodbye to their children when they leave for work each day. The hard-working, modern-day father at the center of this story is no exception. When father and daughter are apart, their thoughts are never far from each other. This pair knows the truth in their hearts: that their relationship is special. As the young daughter at the center of the story grows and her life changes, her father wants her to know she will never be alone. Though he may not always be physically present, her father will always be by her side to provide love and support.
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More about Andy Gutman
Andy Gutman is a songwriter and a dreamer who tries to see the beauty in the world. He is the proud parent of Riley Claire, husband to Lesley Gutman, and the author of Charlie the Caterpillar. A self-described boring businessman by day, the Detroit, Michigan father unleashes his creative side at night while the world is asleep. He is also the author of Pop Lullaby, a gentle lullaby, and has written and produced numerous musical pieces, including song accompaniments to his children’s books.
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Reading with Your Kids Review of EVEN by Andy Gutman
“Even” makes you smile and warms your heart!
We often get to see more mothers than fathers in picture books. Maybe that’s expected. Mothers still seem largest in the lives of many picture-book-aged children.
Finally, we have a picture book with JUST a dad and his daughter!
EVEN is a heartwarming and inviting picture book by Andy Gutman. It’s a special book told in few words and with rhymes that read just right. Young children often experience anxiety when they are separated from their parents. Andy Gutman’s EVEN deals with this childhood ordeal in a helpful way, acknowledging the emotions and providing the reassurance. We’re also really pleased that it is written from a father’s Perspective because there are NOT enough books with young daughter’s and fathers as the primary focus. Dads in books are always kind of a background character, or in conjunction with Mommy & Daddy as the unit.
EVEN begins with a father kissing his daughter goodbye, early in the morning, before leaving for work. The little girl doesn’t want his father to leave her sight; Dad feels the same and he reassures her that he will miss her as much she will miss him. No matter how far he is, the father says, his daughter is always on his mind and his heart. He wants her to know how much he loves her. A song that he records for her emphasizes that his love will stay with his little girl whether they are together or apart.
Dad in this sweet picture book uses the most beautiful words to describe his feeling and his love for his young daughter “Even when I am not with you, I am always there Even when I am far away, and in my mind, you’ll stay”. No plot, nothing dramatic occurs, EVEN simply helps the little ones with separation anxiety, in a very gentle and subtle way that we thought was very well done. The pictures are adorable. On each page, beautiful pictures perfectly depict the joyous relationship between a child and a working father. The faces and expressions are right on. The rhymes are well done, the book is cute, and the lesson it teaches is incredible! It is heartwarming and full of pure joy.
Reading this book to kids will help them feel accepted, supported and loved— the job of every parent and caregiver. Not only can this book be helpful for parents with a young child who is struggling with being away from her loved ones, but it’s also a sweet rhyming story that every little one will enjoy. This book would be a wonderful addition to any child’s library (3-8).
Congratulations to Andy Gutman for winning the RWYK Certified Great Read Status
A big thank you to Andy Gutman for providing us a free copy of this book through Reading with your Kids certified program. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely our own.
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