Whether you're looking for a special children's book that will keep your little one entertained before bedtime, or you seek a thoughtful baby shower gift for a mom-to-be, Shanalee Sharboneau s unique stories and colorful illustrations are the perfect choice!
When it comes to expressing the deep meaning of a mother s love for her daughter, words are far from being enough. Yet somehow, Shanalee manages to put together a lovely selection of lyrics which succeeds to transcend the banality of children books. Inspired by her own personal health struggles with her son, the prize-winning author truly captures the essence of a mother s unconditional nurturing feelings for her little princess. Both readers and kids will enjoy hearing everything about Egyptian princesses, swimming as mermaids, or even fairy adventures of mother and daughter, in lyrics which will move you to tears. With a charming, easy to read composition and gorgeous illustrations, My Mama Loves Me: I'm Her Little Girl is a wonderful lullaby collection filled with emotion, love and a hope of adventure.
Order yours now and you'll definitely capture the young readers attention through the beautifully illustrated pages as well as the catchy phrases which constantly reference the unique role a mother has in her child's life!
About the Author
When Shanalees son Braydon was born in 2010, he had severe reflex. She and her husband, Perry, spent the first six months with their son on a 24/7 vigilant watch to make sure his condition did not take him back to heaven. Shanalee spent countless hours rocking her son day and night humming nursing tunes to calm him. None of them worked, until she began to hum a melody which later formed words. These words turned into lyrics, lyrics turned into verses, and the verses became the beautiful lullaby she sang to her newborn son entitled, My Mama Loves Me. After Braydons reflux went away, Shanalee wrote down all the melodies to the lullaby so she would not forget the loving song she once sang to her infant son, over and over again, to calm him in his time of need. This became the book, My Mama Love Me, the first in her children's series, My Family Loves Me.
As a National and International Awarded Children's Author with her children's series "My Family Loves Me" being sold and recognized all over the world starting with her first book "My Mama Loves Me; I'm Her Little Boy". Shanalee has been awarded Medal Finalist in the International Book Award for Best Children's Picture Book: Hardcover Fiction, Royal Dragonfly Book Award and won the Medal Reader's Favorite Five Stars on two of her books. She has been featured and awarded on "Moving America Forward" show hosted by William Shatner and awarded a place in the Give Voice to Women program through the World Academy for the Future of Women at Sias International University in Henan, China to assist the UN in minimizing gender inequality. Shanalee has been recognized by The President of Ireland, Michael Higgins, Financial Guru, Dave Ramsey and Former First Lady, Laura Bush and are available to her global fans in Ireland, Australia, India, New Zealand, Finland, Denmark,Sweden, Austria, Africa, Russia, Germany, Japan, China, Mexico, Spain, Italy and France.
Reviewed by Sarah Stuart for Readers' Favorite
Israel Dilean's illustrations throughout Shanalee Sharboneau's picture book, My Mama Loves Me: I'm Her Little Girl, have a timeless look that complements the words incredibly well. And those words have a rhythm that makes rhyme superfluous, popular though it is with children who enjoy having stories read to them. The subject matter is the same in that it reinforces the meaning in the title over and over, and yet it is never the same. Mama and her unnamed daughter play the piano, wander in a garden, turn into mermaids who play in the sea, and enjoy many other almost magical settings. There are countless ways Mama shows that she cares, and any little girl listening to her mother reading would know that she was loved. It would be a wonderful gift anywhere in the world; the use of Mama, not Mom or Mum, ensures that its appeal is truly international.
I read My Mama Loves Me: I'm Her Little Girl by Shanalee Sharboneau three times and still found something new in every picture. Most of all, I liked the positive message of unconditional love. Who could resist "my mama stays with me, my mama plays with me", "my mama teaches me to dream", "my mama makes my life complete", or "my mama folds my hands in prayer"? Based on a lullaby for Shanalee's own sick baby, this is a book to be treasured and passed down through families. Every page is entertaining, and yet it carries an ageless message about everything that is precious in a mother and daughter relationship.