A clever and charming board book with an upbeat theme and a special surprise on the last page—a North American debut by a brilliant illustrator
Love is everywhere! And it’s not just us humans. From birds to elephants, rabbits to turtles, there is love and togetherness depicted on every page. Very young readers will enjoy the surprises in this cheerfully inventive little book. The bold, colorful illustrations reveal a surprise beneath the flap on every page, with a final delightful surprise on the last page.
About the Author
Yusuke Yonezu is an author and illustrator of children’s books, including 5 Little Apples, the Guess What? series, Moving Blocks, Please Don't Cry, Rainbow Chameleon, and Yum Yum!
"I appreciate a publishing company that understands how very difficult it is to make a good board book. . . . this book is pretty much brilliant. It shows animals apart who, when put together, make different shapes. Circles, squares, triangles. . . . The art is bold, colorful, simple, funny, sweet, touching." —Elizabeth Bird, A Fuse #8 Production, School Library Journal
"Japanese author/illustrator Yonezu marries color, animal, and shape concepts with die-cuts and a reassuring theme of love in an expertly designed and executed board book. . . . Yonezu’s simple renderings radiate happiness and charm on every page." —Publishers Weekly
"adorable and a great way to show your kids that you love them." —Jenny Williams, geekdad.com
"The vibrantly colored, stylized animals are appealing, the large white shapes on bold backgrounds command attention, and the glossy, die-cut pages encourage exploration....Babies and toddlers will appreciate this playful, upbeat introduction to shapes." —Kirkus Reviews
"A sweet book to read again and again." —Imagination Soup
"Yusuke Yonezu uses clever cutouts to convey—without ever stating outright—the message that loves completes us . . . ingenious pictures." —Sarah Smith, nytimes.com
"With a playful "love" message for Valentine's Day, Japanese author/illustrator Yusuke Yonezu brings together bold colors and stylized illustrations to familiarize tots with basic shapes." —Washington Parent
"Perfect for lap-snuggling or storytime sharing, this interactive offering inspires animal, color, and shape identification as well as hugs." —Joy Fleischhacker, School Library Journal