I Would Love You Even If You Were A Pickle

Gold Mom’s Choice Award
Creative Child Magazine Book of the Year

“This story is bound to produce an endless series of laughter and smiles. Every child deserves to know just how deep, how wide and how out of this world a mother’s love is for them.”

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Gold Mom’s Choice Award
Creative Child Magazine Book of the Year

Pickle is a warm and loving story about a mother and her son after a hard day, exploring their love for one another using hilarious examples children will find silly and understandable.” –Libby Helms, retired Charlotte Country Day fourth grade teacher of thirty-four years

“This story is bound to produce an endless series of laughter and smiles. Every child deserves to know just how deep, how wide and how out of this world a mother’s love is for them.” –Courtney Broocks, kindergarten teacher 

“As a parent, I believe this book belongs among the classics in every family’s collection. Whimsically illustrated, Pickle offers a fresh twist on the expression of unconditional love. It encourages creativity and even competition as parent and child venture beyond its pages to share their own ‘even if’ affirmations.” – Michael J. Fresina, author, teacher, father

“This book is too cute for words! I liked that it has a great message, which is unconditional love, and that nothing kids do can take away that love. It will be a must-buy for me and a great gift to give as well!” –Miranda Miller, blogger, mother, content creator 

“This book is a creative and sweet reminder of what is most important. Truth about God’s love is a necessary lesson, both for our children and for us. —Katey Balikian, elementary school librarian 

Year Published

2018

Author

Bucleigh Newton Kernodle

ISBN

9781946664525

Cover

Hardcover

Size

8.5 x 11

Other Details

Illustrated by Ashley Teets

Pages

32

1 review for I Would Love You Even If You Were A Pickle

  1. Reviewed By Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers’ Favorite

    Many of us watched our children enjoy the love that poured from the words of a lovely children’s picture book Love You Forever by Robert Munsch. We thought the sentiments within that charming story spoke volumes for a mother’s undying love and patience. Well, here is another precious gem that will rival the love that flowed from Munsch’s timeless story. Bucleigh Newton Kernodle’s picture book story, I Would Love You Even If You Were A Pickle, is a loving, intimate and sometimes funny retelling of a bedtime interchange of unique ideas between a mother and her young son.

    Miller is worried he did something terribly bad. When his mother reassures him that she still loves him, Miller says the cutest words that become the title of this book: “I would love you even if you were a pickle.” That begins a lengthy exchange. Mother comes back with “I would love you even if you were a leaky faucet that goes trickle, trickle, trickle!” Miller has a quick comeback and the two banter back and forth all the strangest comparisons to prove that their love for the other is the greatest of all. The warmth and humor of this loving exchange are soothing and reassuring and will spark similar comparisons between parent and child when sharing this wonderful book. The illustrations help to ignite the sentiments. But, the best message shared in this story is that God’s love for all of us is even greater than pickles and leaky faucets and so much more.

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About the Author

A native of Charlotte, NC, Bucleigh Newton Kernodle has always had a passion for creative writing. Inspired by her ninth grade English teacher to spread her wings, sparked to push her limit at Elon University by her communications professors, and her editor at the Charlotte Business Journal showed her how to make words their very best... Read More