You Have My Heart by Corinne Fenton
Published by The File Mile Press
You have my Heart is the type of book you could give as a very personal gift to let someone special know you care. The message is such that it could be for a loved one or friend of any age, though at face value, it speaks to the relationship between parent and child.
Established children’s author Fenton, sensitively tackles the range of emotions within us all, delivering her heart felt message through the voice of a little girl with her treasured red balloons. The motif of the black cloud that runs through illustrator Cowcher’s emotive pictures, reinforces the idea that the story may have a deeper subtext of living with depression, and the ups and downs this brings. Of course, this interpretation may also depend on the reader’s perceptions and experiences.
However deeply you may wish to analyse what is otherwise a simple tale, beautifully packaged in hardback, I think the strength of this story is the universal feeling that all readers feel, or hope to feel; the idea that there is someone in our lives who is always there for us, no matter what.
A beautiful message of unconditional love and support, You have my Heart may bring a tear to your eye, or a smile to your face. A sensitive storybook that will resonate with children and the big people who read to them.
CKT Book Reviewer
Author: Corinne Fenton
Illustrator: Robin Cowcher
Title: You Have My Heart
Publisher: The Five Mile Press
Published: April 2016