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.

Sleep Tight Farm: A Farm Prepares for Winter by Eugenie Doyle and Becca Stadtlander

Sleep Tight Farm: A Farm Prepares for Winter by Eugenie Doyle and Becca Stadtlander

Hardcover, 36 pages Published August 2nd 2016 by Chronicle Books Source: Raincoast Books Sleep Tight Farm is an informational picturebook that illustrates the steps a farmer along with his family takes to prepare the farm for frost and colder winter weather. I honestly didn’t know how much work was involved in preparing a farm for […]

First Snow by Bomi Park and Waiting for Snow by Marsha Diane Arnold and Renata Liwska

First Snow by Bomi Park and Waiting for Snow by Marsha Diane Arnold and Renata Liwska

Hardcover, 40 pages Published September 6th 2016 by Chronicle Books Source: Raincoast Books First Snow is the debut work of Bomi Park, a South Korean writer and artist. It features a tiny little girl waking up the sound of snow falling and sneaking out of the house to go out and play. As an adult […]

Other-Wordly by Yee-Lum Mak with illustrations by Kelsey Garrity-Riley

Other-Wordly by Yee-Lum Mak with illustrations by Kelsey Garrity-Riley

Hardcover, 64 pages Expected publication: October 11th 2016 by Chronicle Books Source: Raincoast Books Other-Wordly is a slim volume which collects words, not necessarily in English, that explain or capture something elusive and something beautiful. These words are accompanied by exquisite illustrations from Kelsey Garrity-Riley that serve to depict the meaning of the word in […]

They All Saw A Cat by Brendan Wenzel

They All Saw A Cat by Brendan Wenzel

Hardcover, 44 pages Expected publication: August 30th 2016 by Chronicle Books Source: Raincoast Books Brendan Wenzel’s They All Saw a Cat inexplicably reminds me of Jon Klassen’s Hat series. Perhaps because it too has an animal going on some sort of journey…is that an exaggeration? Okay, never mind. Rewind. I absolutely LOVED this picturebook because […]

Mamasaurus by Stephan Lomp

Mamasaurus by Stephan Lomp

Hardcover, 40 pages Expected publication: March 8th 2016 by Chronicle Books Source: Raincoast Books This book is so cute.  Seriously. Mamasaurus, in the same vein as Jon Klassen’s Hat books, features a little Babysaurus on a journey to find someone important to him. He asks many different kinds of animals but none of them seem to have […]

Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova by Laurel Snyder, Julie Morstad (illustrator)

Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova by Laurel Snyder, Julie Morstad (illustrator)

Hardcover, 52 pages Expected publication: August 18th 2015 by Chronicle Books Source: Publisher This book, you guys, is so very beautiful. If picturebooks are usually not your thing, I insist that you pick this up at the library or a bookstore and just look at it. The naked hardback, the end pages, and the illustrations […]