Review: I’m Proud of You by Craig Melvin

Posted May 11, 2024 by Richetta in Book Reviews, Children's Books / 0 Comments

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Review: I’m Proud of You by Craig MelvinI'm Proud of You by Craig Melvin
Illustrator: Sawyer Cloud
Published by HarperCollins on May 7, 2024
Genres: Juvenile Fiction / Diversity & Multicultural, Juvenile Fiction / Family / Parents, Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / United States / African American & Black
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover
Source: HarperKids
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This heartfelt picture book from Today show co-anchor Craig Melvin is a tribute to fathers, sons, and the childhood milestones that inspire pride in every parent. Perfect for Father’s Day!

I’m proud of you when you try.

I’ll be cheering you on.

Always aim for the sky.

Through life’s ups and downs, a parent’s love is a reassuring constant. Complemented with lively illustrations by Sawyer Cloud, I’m Proud of You is an uplifting depiction of the special bond between dads and sons. 

Here is a great book for a father-son read aloud! I’m So Proud of You by Craig Melvin is a heartwarming book. Through the use of rhyming, the father conveys to the son how proud he is of him in a variety of scenarios. It highlights the kind and considerate behavior of the son as he interacts with family, friends, classmates and strangers. ⁠ ⁠

I’m So Proud of You by Craig Melvin is a great opportunity for Dads to talk to their sons about why they are proud of them. I liked that the examples shared in the book highlight both joyful moments and ones that might be a little painful. The balance showcases the unwavering love of a father for his son. This book will definitely be a conversation starter for families and a great gift option for Father’s Day. ⁠Thank you to @harperKids for the gifted copy!

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