That's Me Loving You

illus. by Teagan White. 40p. Random. Dec. 2016. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9781101932384.
PreS-K—Rosenthal's poem declares that nature is a constant reminder of the narrator's love for a child. "That shimmering star?/That's me winking at you. That inviting ocean?/That's me waving at you." On creamy backgrounds, two lines of verse face pages of White's sweet-faced adventurers. One at a time, children encounter pesky mosquitoes, a breeze's kiss, and rain's tears, ever assured of the unflagging devotion of their parents or caregivers.
VERDICT A fine introduction to personification. The honeyed text and drawings will please parents, grandparents, and caregivers. A love letter best shared one-on-one.

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