Stevie Tenderheart – My Favorite Place to Be by Steve William Laible

In this adorable book, Stevie imagines what his day would be like if he could take his bed with him everywhere he went- from school to the beach, to the moon, and beyond. This rhyming bedtime-story chronicles Stevie’s would-be adventures and all the characters he meets along the way.

This book is too cute, from the silly imaginings of Stevie, to the colorful illustrations by artist Nancy Watson. From a critical standpoint, I feel like the rhyming could use a little more work, but I can just imagine kids having a blast reading this book with their mom or dad.

Though it’s a departure from what I typically review, this is a children’s book with a worthy cause. The author, retired USAF Captain Steve Laible founded The Million Pillow Pledge, where people can donate his books to children in hospitals throughout the country, and also has plans for building “Camp Tenderheart“, a world-class facility for all children of the world between the ages of 5-15 no matter what their station in life, at little or no costs to families. From the site:

“Our mission is to focus children on what it means to have integrity-to do the right thing even when no one is looking-that a single handshake is their bond, their character, and their honor. “

You can learn more about these endeavours by visiting his website:

Stevie Tenderheart – My Favorite Place to Be is a light-hearted adventure your kids are sure to love!

Rating: 4 stars


I received a free copy of this book through Goodreads First Reads in exchange for an honest review.

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