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Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Picture Books
And I Love You

And I Love You

Fall 2010 Picture Books
Ages: 1 - 4 yrs.
Author: Ruth Krauss
Illustrator: Steven Kellogg
ISBN: 9780439024594
Hardcover Price: $16.99

Just as "Big forests love little trees," and "Big seas love little shells," so the mother cat loves her kitten boy in Ruth Krauss' touching picture book. The story is a cuddly expression of love, with a simple message geared toward a very young audience. The textual pattern, with the repetition of the big and little idea and "I love you," make it a good choice for beginning readers. Steven Kellogg's illustrations are endearing and bright with distinct visual appeal-the characters live in a world full of cheery green fields, sunshine and beaches. This is a nice choice for sharing with a child, especially at bedtime.

Zarina Mullan Plath   ©2010 Parents' Choice
Zarina Mullan Plath has undergraduate degrees in both biology and English. Her interests include cookbooks/culinary history, South Asian literature (especially in regards to South Asians in America), and, of course, children's literature. Her poetry is included in the anthology Sweeping Beauty (U. of Iowa Press, 2005). Zarina lives in Central Illinois with her husband, two children, and assorted pets.

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