Love

Love Review

From Newbery Medal-winning author Matt de la Peña and bestselling illustrator Loren Long comes a story about the strongest bond there is and the diverse and powerful ways it connects us all.
"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.

Title:Love
Edition Language:English

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Kelli

    This highly anticipated picture book seems written for adults or perhaps better appreciated when viewed through the lens of nostalgia and some age. Neither of my children loved it. ...

  • Elisabeth

    This book is so frigging fantastic, I can't stand it. Every single page is a thing of beauty. If you want all the feels, read Love. Plus, if you haven't read Matt de la Peña's essay called Why We Sho...

  • Beth

    This book is everything I hoped it would be. ...

  • Kara Belden

    Delaney loves "Love," so she gives it "twenty hundred" stars!! ...

  • Linda

    Yes, I finally got it, and yes, it is as beautiful as everyone has said and written and praised. Matt de la Pena infuses his words with loving scenes but has not made it all sweet and happy. He's ack...

  • Alicia

    This is one of those books that you read slowly and digest the words along with the gorgeous illustrations that enhance the words with powerful beauty. It's also the kind of book that you're sad that ...

  • Paul  Hankins

    Run, don't walk to LOVE. Read LOVE slowly. Share LOVE locally. Gift LOVE widely....

  • Rebecca

    Well, that was beautiful -- both in words and images. I appreciated the incredibly diverse depictions of people and even of love: that it isn't always sunshine and rainbows, but love that "flames out,...

  • Alison

    I think this book will appeal more to adults or more mature-thinking children than to young children and I think it difficult to write about love in a poetic way with which all will connect deeply. Ov...

  • Marianne

    Nice illustrations. I didn't care much for the text; I found it too saccharine for my tastes. It's the kind of book that will be gifted to high school grads come springtime....