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"[A] poetic reckoning of the importance of love in a child's life . . . eloquent and moving." -- People

"Everything that can be called love -- from shared joy to comfort in the darkness -- is gathered in the pages of this reassuring, refreshingly honest picture book." -- The New York Times Book Review , Editors' Choice / Staff Picks From the Book Review

From Newbery Medal-winning author Matt de la Peña and bestselling illustrator Loren Long comes a story about the strongest bond there is and the diverse and powerful ways it connects us all.

"In the beginning there is light
and two wide-eyed figures standing near the foot of your bed
and the sound of their voices is love.
A cab driver plays love softly on his radio
while you bounce in back with the bumps of the city
and everything smells new, and it smells like life."

In this heartfelt celebration of love, Newbery Medal-winning author Matt de la Pe#65533;a and bestselling illustrator Loren Long depict the many ways we experience this universal bond, which carries us from the day we are born throughout the years of our childhood and beyond. With a lyrical text that's soothing and inspiring, this tender tale is a needed comfort and a new classic that will resonate with readers of every age.
Publisher: New York, NY : G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781524740917
Branch Call Number: JP DelaP
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly colour illustrations ; 29 cm


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Apr 09, 2019

I loved this book because it was funny because people were in love. It reminded me of my mom. I liked the pictures in this book, especially the one with the kid fishing. The character reminded me of my baby sister who is cute and funny. Ade

Feb 28, 2019

With all the great build up I expected more. Great sentiment, but love knows know boundries and I felt like some where were put up in the book.

RobertELPL Nov 15, 2018

Nice story about all of the different ways that love comes and goes, and the many forms it can take in our everyday lives from the moment we are born and onward. Great illustrations accompany the gentle rhythm of the words.

nmaryann Jan 23, 2018

Readers are gifted with a celebration of the love that radiates throughout our world. This incredible story reflects on the various ways we experience love in our everyday lives, and how love connects us.

ArapahoeSusan Jan 16, 2018

This began as a poem and turned into a beautiful and hopeful picture book about love and all the unexpected ways that we can give and receive it from each other. A must read for us all.

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sensei_shan Jan 22, 2019

sensei_shan thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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