LOVE IS A GOOD THING TO FEEL by Barbara Joosse

LOVE IS A GOOD THING TO FEEL

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Age Range: 3 - 5

KIRKUS REVIEW

A little girl and her toy rabbit riff on love in a sort of free-association celebration. Standard stuff—“You can love someone... / and also be angry”—gives way to more esoteric topics—“Usually / every single person / and every single animal has a heart... / except for sponges / who don’t have any / and worms / who have five”—all with the same winsome narration. Plecas’s wry ink-and-watercolor vignettes are rendered in a controlled palette against a creamy background; speech balloons in red add flair (five separate balloons declare “thump!” next to the worm). It’s hard to argue with this one. (Picture book. 3-5)

Pub Date: Dec. 1st, 2008
ISBN: 978-0-399-25168-9
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Philomel
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 15th, 2008




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