{ Book Review } Keep love in your heart little one

6Keep love in your heart, little one is a book I instantly fell in love with. I found it at my local library and had to do a book review because it inspired me so much. As a parent it felt wonderful to be able to read these words out loud to my children!

This sweet book is filled with lots of valuable little lessons for children which will motivate them to just be everything that children are meant to be – brave and full of love! 

A book review from a parents perspective

We’ve read Keep love in your heart, little one countless times and it never fails to inspire. The book reminds children of how much they are loved. It’s also very motivating for parents to love them even when they misbehave.

About the book

Keep love in your heart, little one is written by a British artist, poet and greeting card writer named Giles Andreae. The pages are beautifully illustrated by Clara Vulliamy.

The book tells a story about a father who is talking to his child after bedtime as the child falls asleep. The father and son characters are wolves and share a very loving and close bond. As the little wolf falls asleep, his father says words to him that perfectly articulates what every parent wishes to say to their children.

“You live as though life is one huge present. Unwrapping a bit every day. That is just how we all should be living my love. And look at you showing the way.”

A book for every loving parent and child

Mom Guilt is what you feel at the end of the day when you realize that you haven’t sat down and had a proper conversation with your children. I get this often because I am a working mom. I have very little time to spend with my children at the end of the day before bedtime. Usually it’s just a mad rush to get them fed and bathed for bed. I don’t really say everyday how much they mean to me even though I should!

It’s not easy to find the time or the words to remind your children of how much you love them. This book will help to put all those feelings into words and remind your children in such a beautiful way that they are all that matter to you!

“A warm and endearing story written in gentle rhyme about all the things every parent wishes to say to their child-and every child longs to hear. A joyful tale of parental love and a child’s boundless enthusiasm for life.”

Keep love in your heart, Little one

Every time you read this book to your children they will be reminded of how much you love them and why you do what you do everyday to take care of them.

It tells them to stay good on the inside and to be kind to others. It reminds them that there is no limit to how much they can achieve in life. It also tells them that life will be full of challenges and obstacles with a reminder to be brave and not get jaded.

“It’s the only sure way to be happy, the only sure way to be free. Believe in yourself and believe in your dreams, and you’ll be what you dream you can be.”

This book is full of love and beautiful words to motive your children!

I’m always looking to expand my children’s book collection with wonderful reads like this. Please comment below with a name of a children’s book that inspired you. Share this book review with all your friends so other parents can feel inspired too. Let’s spread some love and remind our children of how important they are to us!


Anthea O'Neill is a wife and proud mom of three. She is front-end web developer, blogger and a self-proclaimed glitter & yarn addict. Anthea's Project Life is a blog for the modern mom.

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  1. What a great book. I have several I can share with you! You have inspired me to write a post about at least one of them. 😉 I’ll be sure to tag you when I have it done!

    1. Happy to hear that Julie!

  2. Thanks for your book review! I love reviews of great literature, especially when I am looking for new books for my children. I’m going to look this up next time I’m at the library. Thanks.

  3. I hope you went and bought the book so you have it forever. I loved the quotes in it!!!!! I am very fond of othe Pete the Cat books, but the artist is someone I know, so I guess that is cheating. I need to read a picture book every now and then – I’m going to check some out next time I’m at the library.

    1. I do plan on adding this book to our book shelf Vickie! It’s definitely worth keeping forever!

  4. Pamela says:

    I love this story and although my kids are all grown now, I know that the happy memories of our bedtime stories will live from generation to generation. There’s a reason you are instilling this love of storytelling to your kids I’m sure …… memories of yesteryear?

    1. It must be the similarity to my childhood, yes, with the characters being wolves!

      1. Pamela Overmeyer says:

        Ha ha ha touche ha ha ha

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