Author: Stacy McAnulty
Illustrator: Joanne Lew-Vriethoff
Publisher: Hachette Book Group, 2018
Love has a lot of requirements. It needs fancy dinners and special presents. It calls for bouquets of flowers and designer greeting cards and fancy chocolates. It sounds like poetry and comes in the shape of a heart.
If it sounds like love is something hard to do, think again. This is one book where the illustrations are crucial. That fancy dinner? It’s offered to a dog with a broken leg. Those designer greeting cards? They are of the homemade variety, using supplies like construction paper and crayons. The poetry? It’s sketched into the sand on the beach and etched into the frost on a window.
I love the message of this book. Love comes in all kinds of shapes and sizes and is shared with all kinds of people, be they family, friends, neighbors, or pets. It’s another great bedtime story, but it’s also a great idea-starter. How can all of us love and help others? I am sure each family can come up with ideas of their own (and you should!)
*Note: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.