Marianne Richmond has a gift - a gift of creating picture books that speak to children and adults alike! And her latest, Beautiful Blue Eyes, is no exception! I LOVE this tender story of what the parent sees in their child's blue eyes. It is a rhyming story, but it doesn't feel contrived, it flows smoothly and has such a sweet storyline. Richmond also illustrated her book and the illustrations are tender and endearing as well - the chalk blends to give the book a soft, cozy feel.