Synopses & Reviews
Every adult who loves a child knows how deep and rich that love can be.and#160;Little ones are lovable on theand#160;outside, with their tiny ears, eyes, and toes. And they're lovable for who they areand#160;on the inside, as they sing, play, and shout.and#160;Robin Cruise and Caldecott Honor winner Margaret Chodos-Irvine portray a diverse trio of parents and children in this lyrical celebration of a love that makes each child feel like the one and only.
"Cruise's (Little Mam Forgets) parental cooing provides soothing accompaniment to another sumptuous series of domestic portraits from Caldecott Honor artist Chodos-Irvine (Ella Sarah Gets Dressed). The book visits three parent-child pairs (including one father-son duo) at different points during the day and year. Evening finds a mother lovingly ushering her preschool-age daughter from bath to bedtime: 'I love your kiss,/ your gentle sleep./ I love to watch you dream,/ so deep./ .../ I love my one, my only.../ you.' The text's reverie mood teeters towards the soporific at times, but it's constantly buoyed by the visual energy that emanates from Chodos-Irvine's full-bleed spreads and spot illustrations. Using an array of printmaking techniques, she gives her colors, textures and shapes a robust physical presence that makes even the most familiar domestic set pieces seem fresh and unsentimental. The artist is at her most impressive when working in extreme close-up, capturing the unalloyed affection and physical intimacy that defines the first years of the parent-child relationship: the way a boy wraps his whole body around his father's head during an autumn piggyback ride, the utter bliss shared in a morning tickle of baby's knees, toes and feet. Ages 3-5. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
A lyrical celebration of a parent's love for a child, illustrated by a Caldecott Honor winner.
Caldecott Honor winner Chodos-Irvine illustrates Cruise's gentle text to portray a diverse trio of parents and children for a lyrical celebration of a love that makes each child feel like the one and only. Full color.
A warm and lyrical celebration of a parentand#39;s love for a child, illustrated by a Caldecott Honoree and featuring cute and cuddly images of aand#160; diverse trio of parents and theirand#160;children.
About the Author
Robin Cruise is the author of several books for young readers, including the picture book Only You, illustrated by Caldecott Honor winner Margaret Chodos-Irvine, and the novels The Top-Secret Journal of Fiona Claire Jardin and Fionaand#39;s Private Pages. She lives in the Pacific Northwest.MARGARET CHODOS-IRVINE is the author and illustrator of Best Best Friends and Ella Sarah Gets Dressed, a Caldecott Honor Book. She also illustratedandnbsp;Apple Pie Fourth of July, Hide and Seek, and Buzz,andnbsp;all by Janet S. Wong, Once Around the Sun by Susan Marie Swanson, Only You by Robin Cruise, and My House Is Singing by Betsy R. Rosenthal.andnbsp;Margaret Chodos-Irvineandnbsp;lives in Seattle, Washington.