You’re Loved

Roaring Brook. Apr. 2022. 40p. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9781250802606.
PreS-Gr 2–Climo creates an enchanting tale of parental love through a baby’s first year and beyond. As babies grow through their first years, various milestones are met and remembered by their caretakers. These are baby animals growing up in humanoid environments, so even if the little turtle hatches from an egg on a beach, it may have a growth chart its parent marks off. In fact, any time one of the babies reaches a new benchmark, their grown-up is there to note it. The text is of the omniscient narrator, encouraging and remembering. Climo creates superb verses that share the love, care, and sometimes frustrations that come along with raising children. The simple and pure text allows for easy reading while still creating a connection between the characters featured in the illustrations. The charming art is bright and lively, with the simple expressive lines of Sandra Boynton. It is sure to capture and keep the attention of young readers.
VERDICT An adorable choice for new families and young children; especially recommended for libraries with collections that support infant, toddler, and preschool populations.

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