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- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-04-13
- Reviewer: Staff
The duo behind Love You More (2014) returns with an enthusiastic celebration of blueberries, starring two children (and a few animals) who can’t get enough of them. The inherent messiness of eating blueberries figures prominently: “Blueberry fingers,/ blueberry nose./ Blueberry lips,/ blueberry toes,” writes Musgrave as Melo’s warm acrylics show the boy and girl leaving blue hand- and footprints in their wake. An interlude in which cats, crows, frogs, and bears express their fervor for blueberries (“Frogs hop on blueberries,/ pop, hop, pop”) disrupts the repeating structure of the rhymes that precede and follow it, but it’s a small quibble in a joyful story. Up to age 3. (Apr.)