You Know What I Love?

You Know What I Love?

by Lorena Siminovich
     
 

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A sweet story for someone you love to the sky and back.

You know what I love?
That every morning, no matter what, you always say:
“Today is going to be a beautiful day.”

So begins one doll’s tender tribute to her little girl. From playing dress up to finding hidden treasures, these two always have fun because it turns

Overview

A sweet story for someone you love to the sky and back.

You know what I love?
That every morning, no matter what, you always say:
“Today is going to be a beautiful day.”

So begins one doll’s tender tribute to her little girl. From playing dress up to finding hidden treasures, these two always have fun because it turns out that what they love most of all is each other.

Mimicking the close relationship between a parent and child, this is the perfect “I love you book” for the one nearest and dearest to you.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
10/14/2013
A ragdoll with a smiling face, rounded limbs, paper-white skin, and rosy cheeks proclaims her love for her girl, describing their tender interactions and adventures, including picking out clothes together, scootering down to the mailbox, and having seafaring adventures in the bathtub. “You know what else I love? Sending you secret messages when I miss you,” says the doll as Siminovich shows a trail of hearts leading from the doll’s chest right to the girl’s mind. Filled with polka-dots, plaid, and floral patterns galore, Siminovich’s flattened digital collages clearly demonstrate the ways children project their emotional connections to their guardians onto cherished toys. Ages 3–5. Agent: Adriana Dominguez, Full Circle Literary. (Dec.)
From the Publisher
"Every child who has adored a singular doll will delight in Siminovich’s gentle tale. Achingly lovely." – Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Filled with polka-dots, plaid, and floral patterns galore, Siminovich’s flattened digital collages clearly demonstrate the ways children project their emotional connections to their guardians onto cherished toys." - Publishers Weekly

"The digital collage artwork is simple, but full of patterns and cheerful, vibrant colors. Perfect for a storytime about toys, dolls, or play." - School Library Journal

 

School Library Journal
12/01/2013
PreS-Gr 1—At first it's difficult to determine who is narrating this imaginative tale: a little girl or her look-alike doll. However, the love they feel for each other is apparent and children will take pleasure in seeing their world from a toy's perspective. The always-smiling companion eats and moves and turns ordinary trips—like mailing a letter—into adventures. When they are not together, the pair communicate via "secret messages" (depicted as floating hearts), and when the girl comes home from school, they entertain each other with toys, books, and by playing outdoors. The digital collage artwork is simple, but full of patterns and cheerful, vibrant colors. Perfect for a storytime about toys, dolls, or play.—Tanya Boudreau, Cold Lake Public Library, AB, Canada
Kirkus Reviews
★ 2013-10-01
A doll's devotion to her little girl is lovingly expressed in this affectionate tale that's full of tender, quiet moments. In the arms of her girl, a sweet-faced rag doll lists the things that bring her joy. From her girl's positive nature to picking out clothes and eating meals together, it's their relationship that brings the doll fulfillment. Together, the two find treasures in the tall grass, ride off on special missions, imagine distant lands and snuggle at bedtime. But it's the doll's excitement over hearing her girl's return home, the way she counts her girl's footsteps and listens for her voice, and how she sends sweet thoughts to the girl while she is away that perfectly capture the doll's adoration for her bob-haired girl. Digitally collaged illustrations done in a warm, pastel palette convey heartfelt moments. And while the doll mostly appears inanimate, the artist's compositional focus on the doll allows readers to make an emotional connection. The seemingly simple artwork contains unique patterns and textures for each image, projecting an earnestness that's in harmony with the story. Every child who has adored a singular doll will delight in Siminovich's gentle tale. Achingly lovely. (Picture book. 2-5)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803737778
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
12/26/2013
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.44(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"Every child who has adored a singular doll will delight in Siminovich’s gentle tale. Achingly lovely." – Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Filled with polka-dots, plaid, and floral patterns galore, Siminovich’s flattened digital collages clearly demonstrate the ways children project their emotional connections to their guardians onto cherished toys." - Publishers Weekly

"The digital collage artwork is simple, but full of patterns and cheerful, vibrant colors. Perfect for a storytime about toys, dolls, or play." - School Library Journal

 

Meet the Author

Lorena Siminovich is an artist, designer, and the founder of Petit Collage, a popular line of children’s décor carried in more than 150 high end stores across the country. She has been featured on the Martha Stewart show, as well as in many popular blogs and publications. Originally from Buenos Aires, Lorena now lives in San Francisco, California with her special someones – her husband and daughter.

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