Animals come in many shapes and sizes-some have large ears, others have distinctive noses, and still others have far too many eyes! They express emotions in different ways, too, but one thing remains the same: love.
“Playfully shows that love comes in all shapes and sizes.”-Kirkus
Now in paperback, Lindsay Bonilla’s popular picture book celebrates all types of love. An eclectic collection of animals, depicted in warm watercolor paintings by Italian illustrator Eleonora Pace, cuddle each other in different ways according to their characteristics. Each animal pairing invites comparisons of animal traits-an elephant and a fennec fox, who both have large ears, say “I love you with all of my ears.” A proboscis monkey and an aardvark say “I love you with all of my nose.” The octopus, with its three hearts, ends the book with a message of love to a child: “I love you, my child, completely. I love you with all of my hearts. All of me loves all of you-Every single part!”
Lindsay Bonilla’s poetic, rhyming text makes a heartwarming read-aloud to share with young ones. An addendum lists fun facts about the 22 animals shown, adding appeal for older children who may wonder just how big an elephant’s ear is or why an octopus has three hearts.