One-Minute PB Review - LOVE

There is so much to love about LOVE, written by Matt De La Pena and Illustrated by Loren Long. 


In the beginning there is light

and two wide-eyed figures standing

near the foot of your bed,

and the sound of their voices is love.


Matt's lyrical text about what love is - even the kind that is often overlooked, or staring you in the mirror - is moving in and of itself. With diversity on every page, something seldom seen in picture books (though that is slowly, slowly changing), there is a relatable refrain and imagery for every child.

The artwork is truly stunning - the colors nearly pop out of the pages. This is a whole new look for Loren Long's art, for those of you familiar with his adorable Otis books.

LOVE is a story that will be read again, and again, and again. Just how picture books should be...