Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3
Genre: Picture Book
What did you like about the book? Rhyming text tells of the many ways love makes the day better. Sometimes the love is parent to child, sometimes between peers or siblings. Sweet images of Flopsy, Mopsy Cottontail, and Peter, along with their mother, depict the concepts in the poem. Flowers and other nature elements round out the decorations in a palette of pink, periwinkle, pale orange, and golden green. The small format (not quite 6” x 7”) makes it easy for small hands to hold. The words are soothing. Short and sweet, this might make a nice bedtime read when you little one asks for ‘just one more book.’
Anything you didn’t like about it? Not really.
To whom would you recommend this book? Parents with children 5 years old and younger, public libraries with larger collections. This is a warm fuzzy type of book that might be well received as a baby shower gift, or as a gift from a very young person to mom on Mother’s Day.
Who should buy this book? Public libraries.
Where would you shelve it ? Picture Books.
Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? No.
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Robin Shtulman, Athol Public Library, Athol, MA
Date of review: 17 January 2018