I Love You the Purplest by Barbara M JoosseI Love You the Purplest by Barbara M Joosse

I Love You the Purplest

byBarbara M Joosse, Barbara Joosse

Hardcover | September 30, 1996

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Early in the evening two young brothers and their mama finish supper in the sturdy red cabin and set out to fish. While digging for worms, rowing the boat and pulling in fish, each brother asks his mama which one is the best at each task and, as they are being tucked into bed, which one she loves the best.Barbara Joosse's heartwarming text is beautifully complimented by Mary Whyte's engaging watercolor illustrations. Readers will delight in the tender message that every child holds a special place in a parent's heart.
Barbara Joosse is a full-time writer and mother. She lives with her family in a little stone house in Wisconsin. Ms. Joosse has a degree in journalism, but for the past 19 years she has devoted her time and talents to writing nearly twenty books for children. Visit Barbara Joosse's home page at: www.barbarajoosse.com. Mary Whyte is a...
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Title:I Love You the PurplestFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 10.5 × 10 × 0.5 inPublished:September 30, 1996Publisher:Chronicle Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0811807185

ISBN - 13:9780811807180

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent! An excellent book about a mother's love for her children and how she could never pick someone to love the "most".
Date published: 2017-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW - what a splash of delightful colour! I was thrilled to read this book to our kindergarten classes at our school. The artwork is exquisite and a joy to read! What a pleasureful story and a wonderful message!!
Date published: 2010-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from my boyz...the best book ever! My favourite colour is purple and after I had my first son I read this book to him every night...now I have my second son...MAX and I still read it to them every night...suggestion...to make it more personal I used some sticky paper and wrote in a black pen the name of my other son...now they read about how much mommy loves jacob and max throughout the book...my sons are very competitive and this book reminds us how to emphasize the greatness in everyone! A real joy to read...thank you
Date published: 2006-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic This book should be a standard issue when the second child arrives. The mother in the story finds a very expressive way to explain to her boys that she loves them the same but differently. My three sons got the message loud and clear and loved this book. They wanted me to read it to them every night well into elementary school when they could have read it to themselves. I couldn't recommend this book more and always include it with the baby gift for the second child.
Date published: 2006-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Love You The Purplest This is a fantastic book about two small boys and their mother. It has a wonderful way of dealing with a child's need to feel extra special in their mother's eyes. The mother in this story makes each child feel special and unique. A wonderful book to share with children and a touching book to give to mothers.
Date published: 2000-11-15

From Our Editors

A wise and loving mother reassures two brothers that each has a special place in her heart. Barbara Joosse's heartwarming text is beautifully complimented by Mary Whyte's engaging watercolor illustrations. From the bestselling author of Mama, Do You Love Me? Full color

Editorial Reviews

--"CHILD," January 1997 To children who ask "Who do you love best?" this book offers the perfect balm. The setting for eloquent text and watercolors is a day spent fishing--and competing to be number one. Each child, a mother tells her two sons, is beloved for his own special ualities. The deliberate Julian is loved "the bluest," ebullient Max "the reddest," for a combined love that is "the purplest." --"PARENTS," December 1996 When two brothers ask their mother which one she loves best, she comes up with a wise and loving answer. This book is a tender reminder that have a special place in their parents' hearts. --"BOOKLIST," October 15, 1996 Further probing the theme of her Seprember 16, 1996 The setting is idyllic as two brothers and their Mama go fishing in the lake near their cabin until stars sprinkle the sky and the water turns dark as night. Max is boisterous; Julian is quieter and both of them are rivals for their mother's attention and her love. Who's the best fisherman? they ask Who's the best rower? At the end of the day, who does Mama love the best? Each time she answers them to show that she loves them both for their own special selves. Whyte's double-page-spread watercolors show the warm family scenes in a landscape filled with light and color. A soft affectionate story to confront the hard edges of sibling rivalry. --"CHILD," Best Books of the Year, December/January 1997 To children who ask, "Who do you love the best?" this book offers the perfect balm. The setting for eloquent text and watercolors is a day spent fishing--and competing to be number one. Each child, a mother tells her two sons, is beloved for his own specialqualitites. The deliberate Julian is loved "the bluest," ebullient Max "the reddest," for a combined love that is "the purplest."