If I could bottle up Pickle’s infectious smile and the heart melting face Bo makes when I greet him in his room every morning, they would be the first two things in my treasure box. There are a million more things I would add, and my family and I absolutely adore the precious book, All My Treasures, for this very reason: it reminds us of all of the things we have in our life that bring us joy on a regular basis. Oh, my heart.
Jo Witek and Christine Rousseau- the dream team that brought us the fabulous book In My Heart (check out our review, HERE!) – are back at it again with All My Treasures. This is another stunning and special book that I believe belongs on every child’s book shelf. In this sweet story, a young girl is given a treasure box by her grandmother. It is porcelain and lovely, and the child is not sure what she should put inside as she doesn’t want to harm the box. But then her treasures begin rolling in- laughter, bubbles, memories- and readers’ spirits begin to soar as they recognize the gems she holds close and dear.
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All My Treasures is simple, powerful, and stunning, with flaps to open and precious details to discover on every page. The prose is elegant, the illustrations are whimsical and lovely, and the sentiment is spot on without being saccharine or heavy handed. This book reminds us to delight in the small things that we may often overlook as beautiful, as well as the bigger things that fill our hearts with happiness whenever they grace our days. During the holiday season, when children seem to think of nothing but presents under the tree or by the menorah, All My Treasures is a perfect reminder that the greatest gifts are those that don’t need unwrapping – they can be found in life’s everyday moments whose beauty can take your breath away if you only stop for a moment to watch and listen. Two trunks up for this beauty!
Want the book? Get it here! All My Treasures, by Jo Witek. *This is an affiliate link. I received a review copy of this book from the publisher, but all opinions are my own.