What is love? The sound of someone's voice, the echo of your laughter, the color of the sky, a slice of burned toast generously shared? In this new classic picture book, love is all these things and more. A poetic read-aloud that will charm even the newest baby and an ideal Valentine's Day gift for loved ones of all ages, this book recognizes all the different ways we show we care--even in hard and confusing times. I can't promise you won't cry, but I can promise that by the time the book ends, every reader will feel loved and ready to take on the world.
--Bethany Strout, Incoming Children's Buyer at Tattered Cover— Bethany Strout
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER " 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 "Lyrical and sensitive, 'Love' is the sort of book likely to leave readers of all ages a little tremulous, and brimming with feeling."--The Wall Street Journal From Newbery Medal-winning author Matt de la Pe a 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 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.
About the Author
Matt de la Peña is the author of Last Stop on Market Street, which won the Newbery Medal and was chosen for a Caldecott Honor. He is also the author the award-winning picture book A Nation's Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis and six critically acclaimed young adult novels. Matt teaches creative writing and visits schools and colleges throughout the country. Matt lives in Brooklyn, NY. You can visit Matt at mattdelapena.com or on Twitter @mattdelapena Loren Long is the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Otis series. He's also the illustrator of the #1 New York Times bestseller Of Thee I Sing by Barack Obama, as well as the re-illustrated, #1 New York Times bestseller The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper. He lives near Cincinnati with his wife, two sons, and two Weimaraners. Visit him online at LorenLong.com or on Twitter @lorenlong.