How Big Is Love? – Emma Dodd


  How Big Is Love? – Emma Dodd, Templar Books (9781536215441), 2020

Format:  Hardcover

Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review) 3

Genre:  Picture Book

What did you like about the book?  A mother duck describes how much she loves her ducklings in gentle rhyming verses.  “Before you came, I did not know just how big love could be. / It’s wider than the ocean; it’s deeper than the sea.”  The digital illustrations are filled with beautiful color and highlighted with flecks of gold foil.  On each page the mother duck is followed and surrounded by her little yellow chicks.  This is a sweet story of parental love.

Anything you didn’t like about it? No

To whom would you recommend this book?  This is a sweet read aloud for young children.

Who should buy this book?  Public Libraries and elementary school libraries

Where would you shelve it? Picture Books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this at the top of our “to read” piles?  No

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City:  Catherine Coyne, Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA

Date of review: 12/14/2020         

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