How Do I Love You?
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How Do I Love You?

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by Marion Dane Bauer, Caroline Jayne Church
     
 

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A rhyming story about a parent's unlimited love for a child--in the same format as the bestselling book I Love You Through and Through, and with pictures by the same illustrator.

"How do I love you? Let me count the ways.
I love you as the sun loves the bright blue days . . ."

In this board book with padded covers, a parent declares her love...as the bees

Overview


A rhyming story about a parent's unlimited love for a child--in the same format as the bestselling book I Love You Through and Through, and with pictures by the same illustrator.

"How do I love you? Let me count the ways.
I love you as the sun loves the bright blue days . . ."

In this board book with padded covers, a parent declares her love...as the bees love a flower, a duck loves a shower, a bird loves to sing, a bear loves the spring. Written by Newbery-award-winning author Marion Dane Bauer, inspired by the poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and with pictures by Caroline Jayne Church, illustrator of the bestselling I Love You Through and Through.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

The board book format with the padded cover promises a warm, nonthreatening message; the contents represent a superior delivery. Taking off from Browning's famous opening line ("Let me count the ways"), Bauer (On My Honor) compares a parent's love to the unchanging conditions of the natural world: "I love you as the bird/ loves a song to sing./ I love you as the waking bear/ loves the smell of spring." In what look like mixed-media collages, Church (Do Your Ears Hang Low?) uses fields of gentle textures as a foil for the central figure, a toddler with yellow ringlets and minimalist features, who watches the bird while holding her rabbit and sucking reflectively on her finger, then takes the hand of a bear whose snout is pointed skyward, ecstatically sniffing. Other humans are conspicuously absent, focusing attention on the girl's relationship to the landscape around her. In the final spread, she stands on a globe's curving surface, lit by the moon and stars; the speaker of the final lines ("I love all that you will be / and everything you are") isn't seen. The world seems hers alone. Ages 3-5. (Jan.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545072700
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2009
Pages:
26
Sales rank:
94,839
Product dimensions:
7.02(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author


Marion Dane Bauer has written fiction and nonfiction, picture books, chapter books, young adult novels. Her bestselling novel On My Honor was named a Newbery Honor book. She lives in Minnesota.

Caroline Jayne Church is a bestselling author and illustrator. Some of her bestselling titles include I LOVE YOU THROUGH AND THROUGH by Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak, HOW DO I LOVE YOU? by Marion Dane Bauer, YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE by Jimmie Davis, and GOOD NIGHT, I LOVE YOU. She lives in Surrey, England, but you can visit her at www.carolinejaynechurch.com.

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How Do I Love You? 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this as a Valentines Day card for my husband - He loved it! This will also be a great goodnght read with our grandchildren. Wonderful book.
jclaudette More than 1 year ago
Pure "snuggle up together and read" story!
DragonGirl35 More than 1 year ago
Such a good book for a special child that you know.
NeishaKB More than 1 year ago
This book is great for little ones, I read it to my two little ones often. They really enjoy it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bought two for baby gifts and one for my son to read to his new little girl.
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gave as a gift
Guest More than 1 year ago
Very sweet bedtime story!
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mynamesearl More than 1 year ago
We bought this book for a niece in Canada, She has told us how very much she likes the book. She says the story was simply fantastic! We would very mutch recomend this book for a little girls reading/parents story time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A quick read with very nice illustrations. My Granddaughter liked it