Love is the air... Love is found in picture books

Ah...just think... February 14 is JUST around the corner.
People planning ways to have a special time with their loved ones.

It's also a time of year when it is SO much fun to grab up a new picture book and share them with your littles...and if they are seasonal.....so much more the fun!  :)

Today I would like to introduce you two delightful little books, given to me by Raincoast Books, for you to introduce to your littlest ones.


Love Is...
This delightful picture book by Diane Adams walks us through what love looks....using a young girl and her duckling.



The text is clear and simple, the illustrations so fitting.  It would be so much fun to sit with a young one and point out all the things that happen, to look for the duck, to see how this young one find a way to care for her charge.
Love is ... all the ways that we care for each other... even to the point of missing our loved ones when they are gone, and the joy we have at their return.  Love is messiness and maturity, snuggles and loneliness.  Love is just so very much.  :)

Love is all around Canada.
Ah...but love is INDEED found in Canada!!!   :)

It is found in national parks, and provinces, caught sidling up to families having picnics, in bears held tight, and in listening to lonely friends.  Love is found in the smiles and helps that others offer.  Love is found everywhere you look in Canada... and as you know.... you can never have too much love.

An easy reading rhyme flows from beginning to end with many Canada attractions mentioned.

I love how this book points out all the ways and places love can be found.   The work that the illustrator did is simply marvellous, so many things to point out to a wondering, learning child.

Recommendation:

I would happily recommend both of these books.
Love is... it's a cute story of a girl with her duck, and it parallels so well the love of a family for their child. 
Love is all around Canada: the delightful rhyme, the pictures, the Canadian content... it works.

The illustrators have done a fabulous job with both books, the writers in showing the importance of love and family.   It is what Valentine's Day is all about right?   The love shown in families that broadens to the community around us.


 Amazon.ca: Love Is
Amazon.com: Love Is 
 Love Is
by Diane Adams
Illustrator: Claire Keane
Chronicle Books

9.58 x 7.67
32 pages
Ages 3-5



Amazon.ca: Love Is All Around Canada
Amazon.com: Love Is All Around Canada
Love is all around Canada
By Wendi Silvano
Illustrator: Joanna Czernichowska
Sourcebooks
11.08 x 8.75 

32 pages
Ages 4-10



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