The Book of You: For My Child, with Love (A Keepsake Journal)
(Kate and David Marshall, Penguin Random House/Plume)
Are you bursting with pride for your son or daughter? Tell them so!
Filling this out for your child is the ultimate way to say, “I love you.” An interactive journal for parents or grandparents to express the ways they adore, appreciate, and admire an adolescent, teen, and adult child, this is the perfect gift for milestone birthdays, graduations, and weddings, or to give a boost of encouragement.
The Book of You is full of short answer prompts, checklists, and a multitude of creative ways to capture your love for your son or daughter. Allow yourself time when filling it out to savor your treasured memories and blessings.
- Loving You Yesterday
- Loving You Today
- Loving You Tomorrow
Here’s what happened the day you finally arrived…
Nothing beat seeing your eyes light up when…
You have so many wonderful personal qualities (parent circles 4-5 from list)…
Here’s my face without you; and with you (parent draws in two provided ovals)…
Three things I look forward to seeing you do or doing with you…
Whatever you choose for your life, I promise to…
“My daughter just turned 18, and is heading off to college. While I am excited for her journey to come, I am devastated to see her go. There is so much I want her to know and remember…Now she will be able to hold my love and read my words in her arms for a lifetime and feel I am with her always.” -Kelly
“Children of all ages need to hear that you love and appreciate them – even fully grown ones…The questions, approaches, and visuals in this book make it really easy and fun.” -Andrew
“So often, it’s too hard to tell your child how you feel about them— their character, their accomplishments, their resilience, their potential, their gifts — because they get embarrassed and cut you off. This journal is a wonderful keepsake for capturing the many ways I love my child which they can read (and hopefully reread many times over their lifetime) in privacy.” -Customer
“Kate and David Marshall are skilled at asking the right questions. The Book of You, is one to create for your offspring – the things you remember about him or her, the things you appreciate, apologies you want to make, and words you want to leave them with…given now, or can be an ongoing project and left where it can be found when you are gone.” -Joyce
“a meaningful high school graduation gift…The questions are good, and worded so people can let their own personality shine – funny, corny, or matter-of-fact.” -Ann
“What an exquisite find!...Perfect for parents and grandparents for any special event — or just to remind your child of all the ways they are special to you.” -Dan
“Great visual variety…Especially love the pages that offer ways to VISUALLY represent love, like the two facing ovals where you can draw in your face with and without your son or daughter near (happy/sad), the pretty heart coloring page, and the image of a box you “fill” with care package items.” -Customer