Thursday, March 22, 2012

You by Stephen Michael King

This picture book falls just on the 'aah' side of cute - not 'cutesy' and not, heaven forbid 'saccharine'... as it tells the listener how special they are.
The illustrations show the relationship between a little dog-like creature and a bird, but the sentiment expressed is universal. Great to share, and to give to a special someone is your life, whatever their age.
I love Stephen Michael King's work - illustrations and text - so it's not hard to understand why I have to recommend this book. But, he makes it so easy to gush and rave and fall in love with his books. He has a different view of the world that appeals to me.

If you like this one, then these other books about love aren't too cutesy / saccharine:
  • Guess how much I love you by Sam McBratney, illustrated by Anita Jeram
  • No matter what by Debi Gliori
  • Love you when you whine by Emily Jenkins, illustrated by Sergio Ruzzier
  • Why do you love me? by Martin Baynton.
Reviewed by Thalia.

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