Friday, December 30, 2011

I love you more than Chocolate by Melanie Milburn

Written originally as a song now in book form.  This rhyming book is just adorable.  If you have a child that needs that extra touch knowing you love them no matter what this is the book.  Also comes with a CD of the author singing the song.

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I Love You More Than Chocolate by Melanie Milburn uses the theme of chocolate to acquaint children with the meaning of love.

Milburn, a self-avowed chocoholic, has whipped up a book about a mom's love for her daughter and her love for chocolate that will melt readers' hearts. It's a rhyming book with beautiful illustrations on scrapbooking paper by Cindy Coleman.

A CD of Melanie singing I Love You More Than Chocolate is included in the book.  This easy-to-memorize song is sweet and allows children to follow along with the text, giving them the impression that they are reading the book themselves.

A nightly rhyming game after bedtime reading with her young daughter led Melanie to first produce the song. A year later she had the idea to make it into a fully illustrated children's book. Their "I Love You More" game had only two rules. It had to be something that rhymed and it had to be about something they both loved. One verse included in the book goes like this:

I love you more than the color blue.
I love you more than a day at the zoo.
I love you more . no matter what you do.
I love you more than chocolate!

Melanie has learned much about life and love from her many years working with preschoolers, where she is truly in her element. Kids gravitate toward her big heart, sense of fun, and her music. Many of her songs are inspired by her real life experiences with children in the classroom. No wonder her husband calls her a "kid magnet!"

About the author:
Melanie Milburn is Director of New Horizons Preschool in Durango, Colorado, where she has been teaching for 18 years. She has been writing songs for over 20 years and has produced two CDs for children. She was a top five finalist in the international "Song of the Year, Song and Lyric Writing Competition." Milburn enjoys sharing her songs at family concerts, fundraisers and benefits, as well as participating in story time for preschoolers at local libraries.

A copy of this book was provided by the author and Bostick Communications for the purpose of this review.


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