I LOVE YOU ALWAYS AND FOREVER by Jonathan Emmett

I LOVE YOU ALWAYS AND FOREVER

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Age Range: 2 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

Father and daughter mice beautifully illustrate the special bond between parent and child in Emmett’s latest. Littletail and Longtail spend the day in the forest playing games: chase, hide-and-seek and follow the leader. Although Littletail is good at these games, Longtail is always better. But Longtail reassures her that he won’t always be better—someday she will be faster, cleverer and just as big as he is. But one thing will always be the same, no matter what: “I love you always and forever.” This is one of those standouts where text and illustrations are in perfect unison. Howarth’s huge mice take center-stage, giving readers a mouse’s perspective and highlighting his masterful portrayal of facial expressions. He achieves the ideal balance between cuteness and realistic detail. Like others in this style, this has the potential to begin a loving tradition in any young family. (Picture book. 2-8)

Pub Date: Jan. 1st, 2007
ISBN: 0-439-91654-2
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Cartwheel/Scholastic
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 1st, 2006




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