I Love You Night and Day

I Love You Night and Day

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by Smriti Prasadam-Halls
     
 

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I love you strong, I love you small,
Together, we have it all.
I love you wild, I love you loud,
I shout it out and I feel proud.

A sweet message of unconditional love follows a bear and a bunny through their day. This gifty picture book is perfect for baby showers, Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, and love all year round!

Overview

I love you strong, I love you small,
Together, we have it all.
I love you wild, I love you loud,
I shout it out and I feel proud.

A sweet message of unconditional love follows a bear and a bunny through their day. This gifty picture book is perfect for baby showers, Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, and love all year round!

Editorial Reviews

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.
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)
From the Publisher

“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

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
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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781619633360
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
06/03/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
406,114
File size:
8 MB
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

SMRITI PRASADAM-HALLS is a former children's books editor who has written several picture books and novelty books. She lives in England with her husband and three sons.

ALISON BROWN studied Fine Art at Liverpool and then became a graphic designer. She has been illustrating for the last three years. Alison lives in the United Kingdom.
Smriti Prasadam-Halls has been a children's writer and editor for more than ten years and has written several children's books, including the bestselling Jingle Jangle Jungle, illustrated by Axel Scheffler. Smriti lives in Richmond-upon-Thames.
www.smriti.co.uk

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I Love You Night and Day 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Mimi_94 More than 1 year ago
This book has a wonderful message and my grandson loves the illustrations in the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Charming Book filled with love and rhymes. The 3-year-old I gave it to, and her parents, will soon be reciting it to one another, I'm sure.
newbeginningGT More than 1 year ago
Great book for kids. Very nicely done.
goodnurse More than 1 year ago
beautifully simple, lovely illustrations, fun to read to my grandson