Friday, December 30, 2011

Perfect Picture Books: There's Just Something About a Boy

Here's an entry into Susanna Leonard Hill's Perfect Picture Books series.

There's Just something About a Boy
Written by Jenny Lee Sulpizio and Illustrated by Peg Lozier.
Ajoyin Publication Inc., 2011

Suitable for: Ages 2 and up

Theme/Topic: Family, Mother-Son relationship

Recalling the moment, that special day
Your tiny image took my breath away.
A precious baby with nothing to hide
My sweet, little son nestled inside.
There's just something about a boy ...

Brief Synopsis: From birth to adulthood, a mother shares the special moments in her son's life that make it clear "There's just something about a boy" and about a mother-son bond.

Link to resources: There are lots of resources about mother and son activities on the Internet. The story offers some hints on mother-son activities. A mother and son can create a scrapbook or journal about their daily adventures big and small. Mother and son can create a baby book to include milestones, pictures and memorable events.

Why I chose this book:  The story is very touching and sweet. A bonus: Lots of humor in the illustrations. Jenny shared ideas here in November. This is her second book. The first is Mommy Whispers. In October, Jenny talked about her publication journey over at Marcy Kennedy and Lisa Hall-Wilson's Girls With Pens blog during their self-publishing week.


  1. What a great book (this coming from a boy Ha Ha!)! I like picture books that parents can read to kids to make them feel "special." This one sounds nice!

  2. I am a fan of Jenny's blog, and although I haven't read it, I'm glad you could give her book a chance to garner some notice. It sounds very sweet :)

  3. I've been interested in this book since I saw it "on the book clothesline" at Jenny's blog. Thanks for opening the cover and letting us see what's inside.

  4. Sounds lovely Stacy, I hope my six year old isn't too old for it.

    Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year!

  5. Sounds like a great choice, Stacy! I have some niece birthdays upcoming... Thanks for easing the shopping. ;)

  6. Really liked your choice. You see a lot of father and son books, but fewer mother and son books. Looks like Jenny has a winner. Glad you shared it with us. Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year!

  7. This book sounds beautiful! I can't wait to find it. I think this would be a wonderful gift to give a new mother. Great review. Happy 2012! :)

  8. I am always interested in the brave souls who choose to self-publish. Thanks for providing the links to Jenny's blog. I enjoyed reading about her journey and her books!

    Happy 2012!

  9. @Erik- I think you summed it up very nicely.
    @Susanna - I'm a fan of Jenny's blog too.
    @elizabethanne - it's a cute book with fun illustrations.
    @Catherine - I don't think so.
    @August - The PPB series is a great way to find book ideas. Books will surely make your nieces happy. Their parents too. Books are easier to stack than stuffed animals.
    @Patricia-I have a fun Daddy book too that I love to read with my son.
    @Loni-Yes. I think it's a good gift for new mothers.
    @Cathy -True. She is a brave soul and a talented writer.
    Happy New Year to you all!

  10. Stacy, you are awesome and I thank you so much for your support. I appreciate everyone's interest and comments as well.

    Here's to 2012...blessings to all,
    Jenny Sulpizio

  11. Stacy, you are awesome and I thank you so much for your support. I appreciate everyone's interest and comments as well.

    Here's to 2012...blessings to all,
    Jenny Sulpizio

  12. I should get this book for my daughter, she'd love it!

    Thanks for a great post!


  13. Stacy,
    Thanks for a lovely review of what looks like a great new picture book for young children.
    Hope 2012 is filled with joy and good health and much success for you and your family.
    All the best,

  14. So proud of Jenny for this and her other book! Thanks for the feature, Stacy!


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