Beautiful Blue Eyes

Posted April 11, 2011 by in ER & Pre-K


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4.5/ 5

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Author: Marianne Richmond
Illustrator: Marianne Richmond
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Release Date: April 1, 2011
Target Age: Ages 2+
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Nice book for Mommy and daughter.



A mother watches her child’s reaction to the world through the twinkle in her eyes.

by RitaLorraine
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The eyes are the mirror to the soul, and in Beautiful Blue Eyes, by author/illustrator Marianne Richmond, one doting mother gets to see her child’s exuberant “soul” through shimmering shades of beautiful blue.

Beautiful Blue Eyes is the story of a mother who watches her child grow and gauges her reaction to the wonderful world around her by the twinkle in her deep blue eyes. Those blue eyes tell Mother when her child is sick, when she’s being silly, or when she’s just being plain stubborn. Mother can even tell how much the child cares for others through her eyes; when she’s sad, and yes, even when she’s sleepy, too.

If you like sugary-sweet, this is the picture book for you. It has nostalgia, family bonding and every parent’s favorite – sweet memories of early childhood. I did find some portions of the text a bit bumpy, but overall, I thought the author did a good job. She [Richmond] has also authored over twenty other picture books.

This calm book with its warm and child-friendly illustrations makes for great lap book material, and is sure to spice up bonding time in any household. So the next time you’re in the book store, put those baby blues to work. Pick up a copy of Beautiful Blue Eyes.

Best wishes and happy reading,

Rita Lorraine

About the Author


I am a former special education teacher, and currently a full-time children's writer and book blogger. I am Lee and Low Publishers 2012 New Voices Award Winner. I am the author of Getting a Job in the Food Industry (Rosen Publishing, TBA), I penned African Americans of Chattanooga: A History of Unsung Heroes, and I teach Conversational English online.


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