Celebrated poet Susan Musgrave weaves the purity, strength and sweetness of love with simple joys from nature experienced through the seasons. Marilyn Faucher’s vibrant illustrations are a lovely complement to Musgrave’s prose, and together these elements introduce babies and toddlers to the delight of cold summer plums, a shower of cherry blossom petals and the endlessness of love. A perfect read-aloud, this poetic board book will foster warmth and closeness with the littlest ones in your life.
This book is breathtaking! I love the creative vocabulary and word choice to describe a parent’s love. To top it all off, the illustrations are absolutely gorgeous!
The illustrations are friendly and approachable, yet absolutely gorgeous and the poetic (although not rhyming—that threw me off on the first read!) descriptions of love for a child are wonderful.
<strong>Susan Musgrave</strong> has been nominated for and has received awards in five different categories of writing—poetry, fiction, nonfiction, personal essay, children’s writing—and for her work as an editor. She has published many books, including <i>Love You More</i>, <i>More Blueberries</i> and <i>Kiss, Tickle, Cuddle, Hug</i>. Susan lives on Haida Gwaii, British Columbia, and teaches poetry in the Optional Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia. For more information, visit susanmusgrave.com.
Born and raised in Montreal, <strong>Marilyn Faucher</strong> is an honors graduate of Université du Québec à Montréal’s graphic design program, specializing in illustration. Her contemporary style brings a fresh perspective to traditional techniques, resulting in sensitive yet vibrant illustrations. Marilyn lives in a small town not far from Montreal with a cat named Feta.