I Love You Night and Day
  • I Love You Night and Day
  • I Love You Night and Day

I Love You Night and Day

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by Smriti Prasadam-Halls, Alison Brown
     
 

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When you love someone, you want the whole world to know. Through good times and bad, rain or shine, love is unconditional.

I love you wild, I love you loud,
I shout it out and I feel proud.

A lyrical text from Smriti Prasadam-Halls is beautifully paired with illustrations from an exciting new talent, Alison Brown. Share this beautiful book-perfect for story

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Overview

When you love someone, you want the whole world to know. Through good times and bad, rain or shine, love is unconditional.

I love you wild, I love you loud,
I shout it out and I feel proud.

A lyrical text from Smriti Prasadam-Halls is beautifully paired with illustrations from an exciting new talent, Alison Brown. Share this beautiful book-perfect for story time, bedtime, or anytime-with someone you love!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
04/28/2014
Inspired by a biblical passage, Ephesians, 3:17–19, this (fully secular) story uses a panoply of adjectives to evoke the expansive love between a small blue bunny and a larger, rounded purple bear: “I love you far, I love you wide,/ From over here... to the other side.” Brown’s (Eddie and Dog) soft mixed-media illustrations use a predominantly cool palette, showcasing the dark blues of underwater and nighttime scenes or the azure sky of a sunny day. Though the animals’ facial features are minimal (pinpoints for eyes, loose squiggles for mouths), their mutual affection comes through. Prasadam-Halls’s rhymed couplets have a pleasing lilt, though verge on precious and simplistic: the lines “I love you strong, I love you small./ Together we have it all” accompany a picture of the bunny struggling to hold a snowman’s body in place while the bear places its head on top. The gender-neutral, cross-species portrait of affection gives the book the potential for broad appeal—the animals’ relationship could easily be between a single or adoptive parent and his or her child, or also between two close friends. Ages 3–6. (June)
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"Prasadam-Halls’s rhymed couplets have a pleasing lilt . . . The gender-neutral, cross-species portrait of affection gives the book the potential for broad appeal—the animals’ relationship could easily be between a single or adoptive parent and his or her child, or also between two close friends." —Publishers Weekly
 
"Brown’s soft, full-spread artwork nicely matches Prasadam-Halls’s brief rhyming verse . . . This gentle, reassuring story is a calming tale just right for family or group sharing." —School Library Journal

Kirkus Reviews
2014-03-17
This new entry in the "I love you SO VERY MUCH" genre offers grandiose rhyme paired to images of a small blue bunny and a slightly larger purple bear. Broadening the potential audience if nothing else, the two figures are both androgynous and cast in an ambiguous relationship. Whether sibs, parent and child (perhaps adoptive), bosom buddies or outright lovers, in Brown's spacious, idyllic pastel paintings, they pose together in a variety of seasons and settings, sometimes holding paws, more often sharing smiles and glances. Whether soaring in a hot air balloon, climbing a mountain or snuggling together with a book in bed, the sentiment never varies—even during a temporary ruction caused by broken crockery. The verse, spread out to a line or a couplet per spread, is as oblique as the relationship: "I love you most, I love you best, / Much, much more than all the rest. // I love you tall, I love you high, / Way up in the sunny sky." Unsurprisingly, it's even unclear which of the two is delivering the declarations. A generic addition to a thoroughly overcrowded bandwagon. (Picture book. 5-8, adult)
Children's Literature - Carrie Hane Hung
Wholehearted love is expressed and described in rhyming verse with richly hued, full-page illustrations. In this story, there are some concrete examples for the abstract concept of unconditional love. In the illustrations, a purple bear and an aqua rabbit demonstrate their unconditional love for each other as they share different emotional moments. One picture shows the bear and rabbit standing on land across from each other with water separating the two characters. The text indicates that the physical separation does not diminish their love for each other. Another facet of love is demonstrated when the two support each other through challenges or rough patches. In the illustration, the bear is using a rope to help the rabbit climb up a steep mountain. The text indicates that whether one is big or small, tough or soft, wrong or right, that love has no bounds. There are opportunities for discussion to better understand the concept of unconditional love. Reviewer: Carrie Hane Hung; Ages 3 to 6.
School Library Journal
06/01/2014
PreS-Gr 2—In this warm tale, inspired by Ephesians 3: 17–19, two cuddly animals interact with one another, demonstrating their love. They will always love each other, be it day or night, if the fun is past or yet to come, or should one be right and the other be wrong. Based on their depictions in the artwork, one animal is clearly a small aqua rabbit, while the other appears to be a stocky lavender bear. Brown's soft, full-spread artwork nicely matches Prasadam-Halls's brief rhyming verse. The opening spread begins with a sunrise and the friends walking along a forest path. Subsequent scenes follow the two companions sharing a variety of activities that take them through the seasons. They ride in a hot-air balloon, scuba dive, build a snowman, play in the rain, and read a bedtime story. The cheerful artwork confirms the loving bond between them. This gentle, reassuring story is a calming tale just right for family or group sharing.—Lynn Vanca, Freelance Librarian, Akron, OH

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781619632226
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
06/03/2014
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
64,185
Product dimensions:
9.80(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
AD540L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

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