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Children's Fiction Emotions & Feelings

I Love You Like ...

by (author) Lori Joy Smith

Publisher
Owlkids Books Inc.
Initial publish date
May 2018
Category
Emotions & Feelings, General, Love & Romance, Imagination & Play
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781771471572
    Publish Date
    May 2018
    List Price
    $18.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 2 to 5
  • Grade: p to 3

Description

A garden sprite comes across a garden gnome, and falls in love. She takes the gnome on a playful journey through the forest, across the hills, to the beach, and further still. All the while, she expresses how she loves him: like flowers love the sun, like forests love a seed, like balloons love the sky. These inventive similes play on concepts drawn from nature and are paired with quirky, whimsical art full of details to discover—like the troubling moment when the gnome becomes cracked, but is mended with some ingenuity and the help of cheerful forest friends.
Moving progressively through the seasons, from spring to winter, the book is a sweet, bright bedtime story, paced to read aloud. I Love You Like... can help inspire readers to invent their own creative expressions of love as part of a nighttime ritual and will also be relatable to any child who adores a favorite toy.

About the author

 

Lori Joy Smith est illustratrice et artiste. Ses oeuvres ont été exposées dans plusieurs galeries d'art à travers le Canada et les États-Unis tandis que ses illustrations ont paru sur des cartes de souhaits et dans les revues Chirp, American Girl, Teen et Today's Parent. Lori aime faire du tricot, dessiner et coudre. Elle habite à Charlottetown à l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard.

 

Lori Joy Smith is an illustrator and fine artist whose work has been exhibited in galleries across Canada and the United States. Her illustrations have appeared on greeting cards and in Chirp, American Girl, Teen and Today's Parent magazines, among other places. Lori enjoys knitting, drawing and sewing. She lives with her family in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

 

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Editorial Reviews

"I Love You Like is an extremely child-centered text with the potential to empower its readers. It would make a highly effective anchor for Language Arts classroom activities related to poetry and creative writing. It deserves a place in every library, classroom, and bedside bookshelf.”

Canadian Review of Materials

"With a full palette of prettily muted colours, the joyful energy contained in the illustrations is a pleasing complement to the eccentric feel of the text."

Atlantic Books Today

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