Recently the singer-songwriter Jewel came to my son’s school to present her new book. She charmed the students with her singing, so I decided to take a look at That’s What I’d Do. Few books capture the deep love a mother has for her child as well as this picture book/CD set.

The rhyming couplets tell of the limitless dedication of a mother: her willingness to do whatever she can to make her child’s life safe and nurturing; her joy in sacrifice; her contentment in seeing her child explore his world. Amy June Bates’ illustrations are warm and comfortable, capturing the special moments mother and baby spend together throughout the day. The accompanying recording of Jewel singing the text is simply enchanting. Mothers and children will enjoy sharing this little treasure for many years.

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Jennifer Minicus is a mother and teacher currently living in Ridgewood, NJ.

Jennifer Minicus

Jennifer Minicus lives in New Jersey with her husband and son. A former French, Latin and mathematics teacher, Jennifer currently enjoys the responsibilities of a "domestic engineer", particularly making...