Monday, February 12, 2018

Bibliophile's Corner

by Matt de la Peña ~ illustrated by Loren Long

Flap Copy Description:
"In the beginning there is light
and two wide-eyed figures standing near the foot of your bed
and the sound of their voices is love.
A cab driver plays love softly on his radio
while you bounce in back with the bumps of the city
and everything smells new, and it smells like life."

In this heartfelt celebration of love, Matt de la Peña and illustrator Loren Long depict the many ways we experience this universal bond, which carries us from the day we are born throughout the years of our childhood and beyond. With a lyrical text that's soothing and inspiring, this tender tale is a needed comfort and a new classic that will resonate with readers of every age.

My Thoughts:
Love is a powerful picture book revealing the different faces, and places, where a child might find love. The diversity depicted by Loren Long's beautiful illustrations, as well as the text, is a refreshing message to add to the current discussion in the world of children's books. Matt de la Peña, once again, reveals his passionate heart through his extraordinary storytelling style. I highly recommend Love to readers of all ages!