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Love Waves (Hardcover)

Love Waves By Rosemary Wells, Rosemary Wells (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Rosemary Wells, Rosemary Wells (Illustrator)
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How to comfort a young child who misses a special person when he or she is away? A treasured picturebook creator has the perfect solution.

Love Waves are what we send to our loved ones until we can be together again. Invisible and strong, they can fly across town or around the world, proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that neither time nor space can keep love from finding its target. Combining a wonderfully concrete concept with her cozy pastel illustrations, Rosemary Wells offers an ingenious way to ease the separation anxiety many children feel when parents go to work, or live in separate homes; when close friends or relatives move, or live far away; or whenever a loved one's absence calls for an extra dose of reassurance.

About the Author

Rosemary Wells has written or illustrated more than 120 books for children and has received numerous awards. She is the creator of the beloved Max and Ruby stories; the illustrator of My Very First Mother Goose, and Here Comes Mother Goose, both edited by Iona Opie; the author of On the Blue Comet, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline; the co-author (with Secundino Fernandez) of My Havana: Memories of a Cuban Boyhood, illustrated by Peter Ferguson; and the author of Lincoln and His Boys, illustrated by P.J. Lynch. She lives in upstate New York.

Praise For…

With cozy pastel scenes and gentle verse, Wells makes tangible the powerful emotional connection between parent and child, reminding children that longing and, more importantly, love are both two-way streets.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Brimming with affection and sweetness—and sparkly wavy accents—Wells’ depiction of the magically distance-spanning powers of love may sooth both parents and their young children feeling the stress of separation.
—Kirkus Reviews

In this heartfelt book, love waves are actual shiny, curved lines that sparkle through a story about being together and being apart...The simple text, told from the parents' point of view, captures the feelings of connectedness in ways that even very young children understand.

Children who have separation anxiety will be reminded that their parents' love is constant and that good-byes don't mean that someone is leaving forever.
—School Library Journal

As always, Rosemary Wells deftly captures the world of young children. Her charming artwork, boldly colored, nicely complements the reassuring text. The tangible representation of love waves is especially effective. After hearing this story, kids will understand that neither time nor space diminishes parental affection. A perfect choice for those who are experiencing separation anxiety at the start of school.
—The Plain Dealer

Picture-book institution Wells’ latest books offers kids pastel-colored assurance that when Mommy or Daddy are at work, or even when they're just down the hall, they are always sending out “love waves” to the children they hold dear. The perfect book to read when babysitting for young children who miss their parents, or to share with kids when you have to part with them yourself.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780763649890
ISBN-10: 0763649899
Publisher: Candlewick
Publication Date: September 13th, 2011
Pages: 32
Language: English