While the book is entitled Me With You, much of the poem is a celebration of the way the people – er, bears – interact with one another. It begins this way:
We're a pair beyond compare,
a rare and special two,
in all the ways that I am me
and you're completely you.
But most of the rest of the poem is in an "I'm me when I do this, while you do that" format. It's kind of a celebration of how sometimes a good relationship enhances the good points about the individuals involved. Perhaps my favorite is:
I'm me on an adventure,
digging treasure from the sand,
and when the path is rocky,
you are there to hold my hand.
The poem is written in rhyme in a form known as a fourteeners (rhymed couplets in which each line has fourteen syllables – usually 7 iambic feet, with the odd exception here and there of a line with only 13 syllables because it began with a single accented syllable in lieu of an iambic foot), which gives it a lovely, rolling feel. Because fourteeners tend to lend themselves to long lines, they are often (as here) split into two lines, alternating four and three iambic feet (8 and 6 syllables each).
Kristy's lovely words are accompanied by marvelous illustrations by Christopher Denise. You can find out more about him and his work in a marvelous interview over at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast.
You can get a feel for the book by watching this wonderful book trailer:
I was lucky enough to get a F&G (folded and gathered) copy of this book from the publisher. I encourage you all to look for the real book in stores now.