Saturday, November 9, 2019

Review - Love Is

Love Is
by Diane Adams
illustrated by Claire Keane
Date: 2017
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Reading level: C
Book type: picture book
Pages: 32
Format: e-book

Perfect for Valentine's Day—or any tender moment—this story of a girl and a duckling who share a touching year together will melt hearts old and young. In this tenderly funny book, girl and duckling grow in their understanding of what it is to care for each other, discovering that love is as much about letting go as it is about holding tight. Children and parents together will adore this fond exploration of growing up while learning about the joys of love offered and love returned.

(synopsis from Goodreads)


Again, but louder: Awww!

Love Is sort of rolls two books into one. The text tells a sweet story, in rhyme, about love, while the illustrations tell a more specific story about a little girl nursing a lost duckling.

The pictures are really adorable, and Keane's background working on movies like Tangled and Frozen really shines through. Though the lines and colours may be simple, there is a lot of emotion coming through the drawings.

Recommended to those who enjoy books in rhyme, stories about animal rescue, or reading about love and friendship.

Quotable moment:

Premise: 4/5
Meter: 4/5
Writing: 4/5
Illustrations: 4/5
Originality: 4/5

Enjoyment: 5/5

Overall: 4.29 out of 5

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