This is a picture book for everyone, framed as a bedtime story (and love letter) to the author's son. It follows the events of the little boy's birth, and his mother's struggle with her new role. In stunningly raw writing that cuts straight to the heart, Eihmane tells a story about love and where love comes from.
The book is beautifully illustrated by the author, in dark blues and reds, with expressive, blotchy artwork. The book is tactile, printed in risograph and stapled for a welcoming, open feel.
I realized my heart was very small. The size of a pea maybe. There was very little love inside, struggling to get out. I said No to the rest. I didn’t like saying No at that time. Maybe it was my first and only No for a long time.
Then my heart started to grow with you. I made it grow so you get all the love you deserve.
Now I watch my heart, I check with it each morning and each night so it doesn’t stop growing with you.