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Vivid illustrations that range from close-up studies of flower petals to a view of Earth from space explore the nature of love and caring.
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Ages 2-5. The complete text of this book consists of one sentence in which a parent attempts to describe the love for a child in terms a child would understand. "I love you more than . . . all of the petals . . . on all of the flowers . . . in all of the gardens . . . in all of the yards," etc. These simple images of love stretch the boundaries of a child's world in a nonthreatening way, and the double-page watercolor spreads (of a yellow daisy, a garden, a neighborhood, and, ultimately, the planet Earth) keep the universe nicely ordered and, therefore, comforting. Tedesco's simple, honest way of answering a question that most young children will be curious about is also a fun, little game that parents and their children might want to continue playing long after the book has been read. Kathryn BroderickFrom Publishers Weekly:
An adult and a child strolling hand-in-hand past a garden prompt this declaration of love: "I love you more than . . . all the petals . . . on all the flowers . . . in all the gardens . . ." Like a series of nesting boxes, the text gains layers of progressively larger contexts. Tedesco's first picture book appeals to a child's fascination with building and the universal satisfaction of watching things (including abstractions like love) grow. Predictable as summer daisies and filled with cliches (the gardens all have white picket fences), Tedesco's studiedly childlike watercolors nonetheless keep pace with the fast-flowing, single-sentence text. By its example, the book extends a tacit invitation to readers to invent and adapt their own games. Ages 2-6.
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Book Description Simon & Schuster Children's Pu, 1994. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110027891208
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