Love You Until--

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9780809166589: Love You Until--

Mama loves Mike and Mike loves Mama. But who loves whom more? The game they invent to discover the answer is a tender, affectionate contest of silly yet creative one-upmanship. Mama will love Mike till a fish rides a bike, but Mike will love Mama till Aunt Jane grows a beard. This delightful book with its playful rhymed text and dynamic pictures takes every child's favorite theme of "How much do you love me?" and answers it with rollicking good humor. Other books treat the subject with seriousness. This is the first that combines a child's need for reassurance with so much fun it's sure to inspire "Love you until" games in every home it's read. An instant classic, Love You Until ... --teams up a best-selling writer and best-selling illustrator for the first time with doubly spectacular results! --perfectly satisfies kids' endless thirst for humor --has enormous crossover potential to the adult and college markets as a memorable and permanent "greeting card" This book is a perfect choice for-- o parents & grandparents o nursery schools & daycare centers o public & parochial schools o home schools o pediatricians o gift buyers

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As an award-winning editor, Lisa McCourt is creative director and president of Boingo Books, which produces highly acclaimed picture books for other publishers. As a best-selling children's author herself, she's written I Love You, Stinky Face, The Long and the Short of it, and the Chicken Soup for Little Souls picture-book series, based on the New York Times #1 bestseller. She and her family live in Boca Raton, Florida.

From Publishers Weekly:

Despite the jacket illustration of a mother and son astride a fire-breathing dragon flying toward a castle, there's no magic within. Instead, McCourt's (the Stinky Face books; the Chicken Soup for Little Souls series) offers a familiar parent-child love-fest/contest, in the mold of Sam McBratney's superior Guess How Much I Love You. Her twist: mother and son spin nonsense situations in verse. "'I'll love you,' said Mama, 'until our whole street/gets swallowed up by a huge parakeet!'/ 'Oh, Mama,' laughed Mike,/ 'you know that can't be./ I'll love you till purple hair/ grows from my knee!'" The flap copy offers a religious spin, too, asserting that "it is in such wholesome human exchanges that children enter the experience of God's love." Whereas Cyd Moore took a generally deadpan approach in the art for the similarly exaggerated scenarios in the Stinky Face books, Haines (What If the Zebras Lost Their Stripes?) exaggerates them even more (e.g., the elephant said to wear striped pajamas also sports a set of false eyelashes). Sometimes the paintings render the status quo, revealing the source of Mama or Mike's inspirations (the purple knee-hairs are based on Mike's purple-tressed toy clown). In all cases, the illustrations favor a high-contrast palette, and the effect is more jangling than witty. Ages 2-7. (Sept.)
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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