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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

New Book Celebrates How Our Children Teach Us to See

Through Your Eyes: My Child’s Gift to Me
Written by Ainsley Earhardt and illustrated by Ji-Hyuk Kim
Aladdin, An Imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division, October 17, 2017

“Through Your Eyes: My Child’s Gift to Me” is a sweet book told in rhyme about how a little girl teaches her mother to see, hear, and feel the everyday beauty and miracles in the world.

The mother and daughter spend the afternoon at Central Park, get caught in a brief rainstorm, watch the clouds in the sky, and then walk home as the sun sets.

Ji-Hyuk Kim’s soft, pretty illustrations complement the gentle story.

“Squealing with joy/When you spotted a dog/Eyes smiling with wonder/At the croak of a frog.
“You smelled every tulip/Gentle beauty so real/Who would have thought/You could teach me to feel.”

“You danced in the puddles/When the rain pattered down/First we waltzed, then we sang/What a heavenly sound.”

“You counted the clouds/My heart pressed to your ear/Who would have known/You could teach me to hear?”

“To slow down, take small steps/Make each moment last/The world is a blur/If you’re spinning too fast.”

Earhardt will donate a portion of her proceeds from “Through Your Eyes” to Folds of Honor, an organization that provides scholarships and assistance to the spouses and children of fallen soldiers in service to the United States.  
About the Author

Ainsley Earhardt is the cohost of Fox & Friends. This is her second picture book. Her first, “Take Heart, My Child,” 2016, cowritten with Kathryn Cristaldi and illustrated by Jaime Kim, was a New York Times bestseller. Ainsley lives in Manhattan with her husband and daughter, Hayden.

About the Illustrator

Ji-Hyuk Kim is a freelance illustrator who has clients in the United States, Europe, and Asia. He is known for his literary illustrations, which embrace the atmosphere and light. He has worked on numerous books and media both in print and online, including children’s book covers, newspapers, magazines, advertisements, and album covers. He lives with his family in Korea. This is his first picture book. Visit him at

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