Monday, February 12, 2018
Matt de la Peña
Illustrated by Loren Long
G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2018. Picture Book.
This is a book about love. It tells how love comes in different forms, different actions, and different feelings. There are different types of love—but it is all love. Once again Matt de la Peña has written words that need to be read aloud (really, that is the best way to feel the rhythm and experience the feelings), especially to someone who you love. These words touch upon the great feeling that is so hard to describe and quantify. The powerful words along with illustrations that show just how diverse love can be create a beautiful book that grownups should read to little ones—and perhaps to themselves. So that everyone can remember the importance of love. This is a great book to read as friends, family, or to those who represent love to you—especially at this Valentine’s time of year.