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Wherever you are,
Wherever you go,
And always know. . .
That feeling you always have in your heart?
That's me loving you.
Amy Krouse Rosenthal captures parents' desire to be ever-present in this simple and touching poem offering reassurance of their love. Signs of affection can be found in the natural world around us--from a soft breeze to a shimmering star. "Combine this with a kissing hand, and children will be ready to set off on their own to explore the world, safe in the knowledge that they are loved." --Kirkus Reviews
- ISBN-13: 9781101932384
- ISBN-10: 1101932384
- Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
- Publish Date: December 2016
- Page Count: 40
- Reading Level: Ages 3-7
- Dimensions: 8.1 x 10.1 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.8 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-10-31
- Reviewer: Staff
Rosenthal (Awake Beautiful Child) uses a gentle rhyme to remind readers that a parent's love is always present, even when said parent is not: "That shimmering star?/ That's me winking at you./ That drifting cloud?/ That's me thinking of you." In pastel-hued images set against cream backdrops, White (Counting with Barefoot Critters) offers delicately detailed scenes of happily independent, racially diverse children riding bicycles, resting in hammocks, or gazing at crashing waves. One mother shows up in the final pages, but the absence of adults in most of the images, combined with the reassurances of Rosenthal's verse, should make this a comforting resource for children separated from their parents for any reason. Ages 37. Author's agent: Amy Rennert, Amy Rennert Agency. Illustrator's agent: Nicole Tugeau, Tugeau2. (Dec.)