I was really excited, therefore, to find another of Ms. Tillman's books at the library: Wherever You Are: My Love Will Find You. It is written in a similar style to the previous one and is a lovely variation on the theme of a parent's neverending and unconditional love. I am not sure why this author's books touch me so much but I just adore them. The illustrations are wonderful too, and help keep really little ones engaged in a story that might be a tad schmoopy to hold their interest ;) They combine intricate "real" detail (like a very modern pair of sneakers on the child) with whimsical appearances of animals in otherwise mundane scenes, like the child sitting on a park bench with two pandas.
Anyway, I really can't recommend these two books highly enough.
Brighton: I really, really want some apple juice!
Me: Ok, you can have some with your lunch. Do you want a quesadilla today? (her favorite)
Brighton: Nooooooo, I don't liiiiiiiiike quesadillas!! I just want orange juice!
Me: *clamping lips shut as there is no good response to this preschool illogic*
Brighton (in a sad, pathetic voice): I just really wanted a quesadilla.
We're still a week away from the official start, but I think age three might be a year to Just Get Through.