I LOVE YOU, TOO! by Eve Bunting

I LOVE YOU, TOO!

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Age Range: 3 - 6
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KIRKUS REVIEW

An adorable small volume is just the right size for little hands and says just the right words for little voices. A line of animal children—Little Brown Puppy, Snowy White Kitten, Clever Little Monkey, and so on, each want to give their mama a present. Each finds just the right thing: carrots for Soft Little Rabbit’s mama; a big leaf for Tiny Frog’s mama; and a daisy chain for Little Pink Piglet’s mama. The only rhyme in the simple rhythmic text comes when the child gives the gift: “This strawberry’s so red and sweet. / It’s for you and me and Dad to eat,” says Little Turtle. Each mama responds with a similar refrain: “I love the strawberry, my Little Turtle, and I love you.” It ends with Billy, who knows what his mama wants: a kiss, a hug—and a “very special bug.” Sweet’s limpid and winsome images, in bright washes of color, balance the text without being cloying. (Picture book. 3-6)

Pub Date: Jan. 1st, 2004
ISBN: 0-439-45086-1
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Cartwheel/Scholastic
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 15th, 2003




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