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Take Heart, My Child

A Mother's Dream (With Audio Recording)

This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.

Description

In the tradition of Emily Winfield Martin’s The Wonderful Things You Will Be and Nancy Tillman’s On The Night You Were Born, popular FOX news anchor Ainsley Earhardt’s lyrical lullaby inspires children to follow their dreams and passions.

FOX and Friends cohost Ainsley Earhardt’s debut picture book shares precious life lessons parents can pass onto their children so that they can follow their hearts, dreams, and passions.

Take Heart, My Child is a lyrical lullaby, and Ainsley shares her own hopes and dreams, and lets her child know that whatever challenges life brings, “Take heart, my child, I will—or, my love will—always be there for you.” It’s a universal message, one that all readers will relate to.

In the “Story Behind the Story,” Ainsley talks about growing up and how her father would write messages to her and her siblings each morning, leaving notes at the breakfast table, so that his children would know they were loved, empowered, protected, and cherished.

From Publishers Weekly

Sep 19, 2016 – In her debut children's book, Fox & Friends cohost Earhardt assumes the voice of a mother expressing her hopes for her daughter, advising her child to take risks and be independent. In a sequence of vignettes, the story moves from the sea to the forest and into the night sky, initially described in fanciful terms: "Before you were born/ Before you shared my day/ I dreamed a love song/ Near a grand deer ballet," reads one spread as newcomer Kim shows a young woman and six deer prancing through a field. The light-dappled illustrations play well with the text's ethereal references to nature, alternating between images of the mother-to-be on her own and ones of her daughter swinging from a tree, peering at the moon through a telescope, and flying a kite on the beach. Though the advice can be syrupy or overfamiliar ("May you take the high road/ Through the road may be long/ Pledge to follow your heart/ So your heart will grow strong"), Earhardt's you-can-do-it message is consistently encouraging. Ages 4 8. Illustrator's agent: Claire Easton, Painted Words.

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Customer Reviews

Take Heart My Child

Loved it. Read it to my 5 year old daughter before school. She loved she said read it again Nana.

Take Heart, My Child
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  • $10.99
  • Level: Grades P-3
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Published: Nov 15, 2016
  • Publisher: Aladdin
  • Seller: SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
  • Print Length: 32 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 3 or later and iOS 4.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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