The young animal in this sweet story is determined to find increasingly extravagant ways of describing how much they love their parent—even when the parent is snoring like a lion! From the best-selling team of author Karl Newson and illustrator Duncan Beedie.
In this sweet story, a young animal wants to express just how much they love their parent, so they look for increasingly extravagant ways of doing so. From climbing the coldest mountain to wrestling a crocodile, they're determined to demonstrate the amount of love they have to give. But could there be a simpler—and even more special—way to show their love? From the bestselling team of author Karl Newson and illustrator Duncan Beedie.
About the Author
Karl Newson is a children's book author and illustrator from Norwich, England. When he isn't writing or doodling, Karl enjoys watching science fiction movies, talking to his next door neighbor's cat, and listening to music from the 1960s. Karl currently lives in London.
Duncan Beedie is an author and illustrator with more than 15 years of experience working in children's media. He began his career in children's TV as an animator before branching into design and animation for websites, games, and educational apps. In his spare time, Duncan likes to walk his dog and help his daughter improve her video-gaming skill set.
Ayoung animal with huge eyes and outstretched arms declares their love in many ways.
In rhyming text, a little animal—possibly a ring-tailed lemur—muses on how best to show their love (“I’d like to find a special way / to show the love in me…”). They come up with a number of outlandish ideas on their own (wrestle a crocodile, climb the biggest mountain, etc.) and consider making a gift before hitting on the idea of copying other animals to see how they convey their love. After a narrow escape from an annoyed bear, the narrator describes the feeling of love and reiterates the titular message, hugging a grown-up of the same species with homemade gifts (now completed, despite earlier frustration) scattered around. It’s a familiar premise, but the silliness of the different scenarios cuts what could otherwise be cloying sweetness. Some illustrations are full-bleed, with backgrounds of either bright solid colors or different imagined scenes (ocean, mountaintop, jungle); there is enough visual detail to hold readers’ interest on multiple rereads but not so much that anything important would be lost in a larger group read-aloud. Nothing groundbreaking but a sweet choice nonetheless. (Picture book. 0-3) --Kirkus Reviews