With vibrant, heartwarming illustrations, this is a perfect read-aloud to foster warmth and closeness with baby.
- ISBN-13: 9781459802407
- ISBN-10: 1459802403
- Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
- Publish Date: April 2014
- Page Count: 24
- Reading Level: Ages 2-3
- Dimensions: 6.9 x 7 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2014-04-07
- Reviewer: Staff
Musgrave walks readers through the months of the year, connecting a parent’s love for a child to various seasonal occurrences. At times, the rhymes feel overcrowded with words, but there’s no missing the steady, comforting message: “I love you more than the animals being born/ In the tall blowing grasses of a warm June morn.” Melo’s illustrations—acrylic paintings on gessoed paper—have a rich warmth and texture, from the craqueleur of a violet night sky to cozy scenes of around-the-year friendship between a frizzy-haired girl and her fuzzy brown teddy bear. Up to age 3. (Apr.)