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I Already Know I Love You

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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18  ·  rating details  ·  168 ratings  ·  29 reviews
A grandfather dreams of all the things he will do with his new grandchild. Age 3+
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published November 25th 2004 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published 2004)
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Callie Rose Tyler
One of the best celebrity picture books out there. Full of a lot of heart, I even teared up just a little.

"I took your mom to her first movie.
I want to take you, too.
That will be a special day
devoted just to you.
When I took your mommy,
I never watched the screen.
The movie was in her smile-
to her it was a dream."

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Sarah Maddaford
I wanted to like this book because it is supposed to be a sweet grandpa telling the kid they're loved. Unfortunately, there isn't really any kind of story to follow. The rhyming is often rather awkward. The illustrations are pretty, but not very interesting to the eye.

Also, I can't really relate to the message. My grandpa was pretty mean. He didn't really seem to like us much less love us. He got in big trouble with my mom for calling my little sister stupid. He was the only grandpa I had so I
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Katie
I bought this for Grandpa Whitey, but am currently brushing back tears as I stole a quick (re) read.

Here's a book every grandparent in waiting should read...and I double dog dare them not to tear up.
Go
What a sweet picture book about all the special moments an expectant grandparent can't wait to share with their unborn grandbaby. The pictures show the baby growing older turning into a toddler portraying the importance of the longevity of this relationship between grandparents and their grandchildren. It is from a grandpa’s point of view which I found refreshing because it seems like men kind of get pushed to the wayside sometimes when it comes to babies as women dote all over them. This hit ho ...more
Kayla Whitlock
Yet another personal book for me. I have a special relationship with my pappaw. A pappaw wrote this book for his expected grandchild. I could relate to the relationship he wanted to have with his expected grandchild.
Renee
This was my dad, waiting for the birth of his first grandchild. Loved this book, and love that Billy Crystal had written children's books that focus on the relationship of Grandpa and grandchild. Very special.
Marjorie
This is a wonderful book for a grandparent to read to a beloved grandchild. It tells of the love this grandfather had for his grandchild even before the little one is born. Because he doesn't know if the baby will be a boy or a girl, it is written and illustrated for both, so either a girl or a boy could see themselves in this story which is presented in rhyme. I think a child would enjoy hearing their grandparent read about how much they were loved even before they were born! I enjoyed it, know ...more
Whole And
Simply put: awwwww!

A beautiful book of a grandfather's anticipation of all he's waiting to do with his soon to come grandchild.

Gorgeous and moving illustrations.
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Me for Kids @ TeensReadToo.com

In this short board book by award winning actor, author, and comedian Billy Crystal, a grandfather eagerly awaits the arrival of his granddaughter. Told in simple rhyme, we read along as grandpa anticipates meeting this new daughter of his daughter's.

From the joy of that first moment of seeing a new grandbaby, to the excitement of teaching her to fish, fly a kite, tie her shoes, and taking her to see her first movie, the anticipation and love shine thro
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Louise
May 15, 2014 Louise added it
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Have given this book as a gift to many expecting grandparents and it's been well received. Illustrations are quite touching
Kris - My Novelesque Life
4.5 STARS

"Based on the author's own experience, I Already Know I Love You describes the cavalcade of feelings that comes with being a grandfather for the very first time. Beginning with anticipating the new baby's arrival, this book celebrates all the moments, great and small, that a new grandpa is ready to share. Whether it's taking a nap together or rooting for the Yankees, this grandpa just can't wait. Lush and dreamy pastels complement the heartfelt text, and together they celebrate all the
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Chealse
what a beautiful book! my mother in law gave this to my daughter. I love to read it to her
Stephanie Blake
That was one of the sweetest cutest books ever!
Krizia Anna
This one made me cry.
Amy
Darling!
Ricki
Billy Crystal wrote this book to his future grandchild. It is a cute book, but the text felt like a corny poem to me.
Darla
Beautiful and heartfelt! Loved, loved, loved this. This Grandpa is the best!
Kelly Morgan
I would read this book to pre- school students as they are going to sleep for a nap. It has that soothing affect to it, that will relax the brain. It is also a good read for 1st through 3rd grade. I would have older children write about a good time with their grandpa!!!
Aileen Stewart
For those of you who wonder if an actor/director can write a children's book, check out "I Already Know I Love You" by Billy Crystal. Warm and touching, it is an excellent book for small children as well as expectant parents!
Adriana
The book is told by billy crystal through a grandfathers point of view, but it could also go as a parents point of view. Crystal bought it for me when I was pregnant with Ella.
Jane Lee
I was pregnant with my first son and my step-dad gave me this book FOR my son. I totally sobbed. Was it the hormones? Maybe, but it was still a really sweet book.
Kristine
Sep 12, 2008 Kristine rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves children--or has been a grandparent or grandchild
What a sweet expression of love from a future (at the time the book was written) grandfather to his unborn grandchild! Also--great illustrations!
Jennifer Shields
I received this book by my own father when my daughter was born (she's 10 now). Being such a touching book, it makes great memories reading it.
Snowi Brune
I read this as tonight's bedtime story to my son Gabriel. I had to choke back tears. A very good bedtime book.
Dolly
Feb 23, 2009 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
Shelves: 2009, childrens
Sweet book, a letter of sorts from a Grandparent to his soon-to-be-born Grandbaby. Very touching story.
Christie
What a cute book. I think I will have to give it to my dad when he's gonna be a grandpa.
Sarah
Such a great story book for to-be, or current grandparents
Sarah
Have a Kleenex close at hand!!
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