In My Life by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, illustrated by Genevieve Santos


In My Life by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, illustrated by Genevieve Santos. Little Simon, (9781534465855), 2021

Format:  Hardcover

Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review) 3

Genre:  Picture Book

What did you like about the book?   Lovely illustrations bring to life Lennon and McCartney’s lyrics about love and life.  A young girl is gifted with a pink bike and rides it alongside her mother.  On the following pages time passes as the two of them bicycle together, the seasons change and the little girl grows up.  Eventually we see the young lady at college and then becoming a mother herself. It comes full circle, when mother and child visit the grandmother and the child receives a new bike of her own.   The final page shows the three biking together with the final text “I’ll love you more.”  This is a lovely story about growing up.

Anything you didn’t like about it?   No

To whom would you recommend this book?  This is a picture book for Beatles fans.

Who should buy this book?  Public Libraries and elementary school libraries

Where would you shelve it? Picture Books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this at the top of our “to read” piles?  No

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City:  Catherine Coyne, Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA

Date of review:  3/22/2021        

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