Love is by Diane Adams, illustrated by Claire Keane

Hardcover, 32 pages
Published January 24th 2017 by Chronicle Books
Source: Raincoast Books

Love is describes a love story between a little girl and a duckling she rescues. And yes, it is as cute as it sounds. The little girl and the duck have many adventures but ultimately their paths diverge and it turns out that love is also being able to let go.

The story is a little poignant and a lot sweet. A perfect book for a Valentine’s Day gift. Also, now I don’t know much about art but here are some samples:

 

I did feel like the child is drawn a lot older than I usually find in picturebooks but perhaps that is just me. This is a sweet book about friendship and love. I see it being a hit with all the little children who secretly want ducks as pets. I wouldn’t recommend napping with them–it will be a lot smellier than this book lets on. Haha.