I Love You, Sun I Love You, Moon

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Love the world around you with this wonderful heart-shaped board book! Simple text and Tomie dePaola's classic illustrations honor the little things in life, like the wind, the trees, the birds, and the stars. This favorite board book is being reissued in a heart shape, with slightly bigger trim and shiny pink foil. It's perfect for Valentine's Day, Earth Day, and every day!

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Love the world around you with this wonderful heart-shaped board book! Simple text and Tomie dePaola's classic illustrations honor the little things in life, like the wind, the trees, the birds, and the stars. This favorite board book is being reissued in a heart shape, with slightly bigger trim and shiny pink foil. It's perfect for Valentine's Day, Earth Day, and every day!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
Children come into the world loving it, and parents can reinforce that love from an early age. This book is a simple affirmation of a child's love. Its text can be easily extended to include many other things children have come to love and the end has the perfection of the simply stated belief system as it concludes: "I love you, Earth. And you love me." The illustrations provide a vibrant picture of a child enjoying life.
School Library Journal
PreS-dePaola's familiar, charming illustrations of chubby, round-faced children carry this book, which teaches an appreciation for the natural world. The text is the epitomy of simplicity. Each page proclaims affection for some element of nature-``I love you, flower,'' ``I love you, stars,'' etc.-ending with ``And you love me.'' The bright artwork populated by multiethnic youngsters conveys the environmental message.-Emily Kutler, Summit Free Public Library, NJ
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780399226281
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/1994
  • Edition description: BOARD BOOK
  • Pages: 20
  • Sales rank: 309,130
  • Age range: 3 - 4 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.78 (w) x 4.83 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

Tomie dePaola

Karen Pandell lives in Schenectady, New York. Tomie dePaola lives in New London, New Hampshire.


Born in 1934 into a large extended Irish/Italian family, Tomie dePaola received his art education at Brooklyn's Pratt Institute and the California College of Arts & Crafts. Although he always wanted to create children's books, he spent several years applying his talents to the fields of education, theater, and graphic design. In the mid-1960s, he received his first commission to illustrate a children's science book. A year later, he published his first original picture book, The Wonderful Dragon of Timlin. Today, he is one of the most prolific -- and beloved -- author/illustrators in children's literature.

In addition to illustrating stories by other writers, DePaola has created artwork for collections of poetry, nursery rhymes, holiday traditions, and folk and religious tales. But, he is most famous for books of his own creation, especially Strega Nona ("Grandma Witch"), the beloved story of an old woman who uses her magical powers to help the people of her small Italian village. Written in 1975, this Caldecott Honor winner is still delighting children today.

DePaola admits that there are strong autobiographical elements in many of his books (Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs, The Art Lesson, Stagestruck), but nowhere is this more evident than in 26 Fairmount Avenue, a series of charming chapter books based on his Connecticut childhood. Taking its name from the address of his family home, the series captures the experiences and emotions of a young boy growing up in the late 1930s and early '40s in the shadow of World War II. The first book in the series received a 1999 Newbery Honor Award.

DePaola and his work have been recognized with many honors, including the Smithsonian Medal, the Kerlan Award for "singular attainment in children's literature," the Catholic Library Association's Regina Medal, and several awards from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. In 1999, the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts bestowed on dePaola the Lotte Jacobi Living Treasure Award for the body of his work.

Good To Know

  • Tomie dePaola's name is pronounced Tommy de POW-la.

  • Between college and graduate school, dePaola spent a short time in a Benedictine monastery before determining that religious life was not for him.

  • Using a combination of watercolor, tempera, and acrylic, dePaola's artistic style is best described as folk-traditional.

  • DePaola's favorite painters and strongest artistic influences are Matisse, Giotto, and Ben Shahn.
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    • Anonymous

      Posted October 6, 2002

      One of the few in high-quality board books!

      This book's tender, earth-loving theme is first rate, and a nice break from the "go to bed..." themes of so many board books. But its this book's illustrations that make it a favorite with my 11-month old. Bright, bold pictures depict everyday objects with simple names (sun, moon, bird), encouraging first-time readers to begin pointing and naming. A great addition to baby's library.

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