I have said it before, that I do not usually expect a lot of a celebrity written book and in particular a picture books. I am not a Hilary Duff fan, but I was pleasantly surprised by her My Little Sweet Boy. The idea is simple, the narrator says all the things they hope for their child, the things the child will see and do and experience. The child will need to be patient, wait in lines, and feel the feels they must feel. They will be proud, scared, ask questions, and must wait and listen to the answers. Then we have Kelsey Garrity-Riley’s illustrations. They are sweet, not overly busy but active, and move things along. They are colorful, but not overly so. They fit the tone and make the tone at the same time.
One thing that surprised me about this book is that even though it is sweet, and I would go as far to say sugary sweet, it is not oozing overly sweetness. It is a nice medium to high sugar content.
Like with their other book, My Little Brave Girl, the characters are diverse and all shapes. I have not read this one, but found a sample of a few pages, and the tone is the same. If you therefore liked this book, you should also enjoy this second picture book. Great for your own child, or grandchildren, it is also a good book for a gift. Best as a one-on-one reading, I am sure you and your child will enjoy reading it multiple times.