Back of Book:
In this heartfelt celebration of love, Newbery Medal-winning author Matt de la Peña and bestselling illustrator Loren Long depict the many ways we experience this universal bond, which carries us from the day we are born throughout the years of our childhood and beyond. With a lyrical text that’s soothing and inspiring, this tender tale is a needed comfort and a new classic that will resonate with readers of every age.
I was so excited to FINALLY get this book in from my library. I read so many amazing reviews and was excited to read it. I was not disappointed! The beauty of this book is simply incredible. It begins by describing the love that parents have for their child. As the story continues readers see signs of love throughout their towns and communities. I love that the story also discusses grief, like the loss of a loved one, or a trauma that occurs in the world. I love how each page reaches a new depth. It allows readers to feel what the story is talking about. Readers are able to relate to each situation. This book can be used in so many ways for writing assignments, to lessons on empathy. The illustrations are truly remarkable! Each page brings the words to life. I am so glad that a book like this exists in the world.
Ages 6 and up