If a parent could vocalize all her deepest hopes for her child, this is what she might say...Every parent has hopes and dreams for their children-- that they will play and explore, learn and grow. That they will experience life's many wonders and persevere through its many challenges. That they will one day leave the protection of home and go off into the world--strong, happy, kwing that they are always loved.Maryann Cusima Love, author of the modern classic You Are My I Love You, has written ather moving ode to parenthood, captured in playful, loving images by the brilliant Maria van Lieshout. This timeless book is perfect for bedtime or anytime, and will strike a chord with fans of the hit song I Hope You Dance.
Maryann Cusimano has been working with children since she was a teen as a clown, story-teller, singer, puppeteer, and caregiver. You Are My I Love You arose out of her work with children, especially the PeaceKids group in the Sursum Corda housing project.Maryann lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband, Rich Love (they are newlyweds). She is an associate professor of international politics at Catholic University. Dr. Maryann Cusimano Love is an award winning international educator and author. Dr. Cusimano Love has spoken to audiences from suburban pre-schoolers to inner city teens to international diplomats. A winner of Harvard University s Pew Faculty Fellowship for teaching, and Catholic University s Teacher of the Year Award, Maryann Cusimano Love is an effective presenter who favors participatory techniques.