I will love you

Alyssa Satin Capucilli, 1957-

Book - 2017

Rhyming text describes a magical tale of parental love in a mix of everyday scenes--soaring on a fluffy cloud, exploring the outdoors, and dancing around a fire on the beach.

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Stories in rhyme
Picture books
New York : Orchard Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc 2017.
Main Author
Alyssa Satin Capucilli, 1957- (author)
Other Authors
Lisa Anchin (illustrator)
First edition
Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm
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Review by Booklist Review

This tender paean can best be described as a love song from a mother to her little girl, and it will be much appreciated by women who see their own adoration reflected in the words and illustrations. Framed as a lullaby, the mother paints an idyllic world for her daughter, wherein they skip through meadows, float on clouds, and dance around beach fires, rounding out each new adventure with a steady refrain of I will love you. A warm palette of watercolor illustrations brings these charmed imaginings to life and complements the soothing poem, such as when the pair gathers buttercups in a field beneath the words, I will love you as sure as the breeze loves the flowers. Capucilli creator of the popular Biscuit series extends the existing corpus of books about families to include this addition about a single mother and her only child. Furthermore, the differences in their appearances suggest this is an interracial family. Pair this Janna Matthies' Two Is Enough (2015) for another example of small family units full of love.--Chaudhri, Amina Copyright 2017 Booklist

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Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

A mother describes her boundless love for her daughter in lullabylike verse. The mother, who is white, and her child, who has brown skin, appear in a mix of fantastical and everyday scenes-soaring on a fluffy cloud "airplane," exploring the outdoors, and dancing around a fire on the beach. Capucilli's verse can get a bit grandiose at times ("I will love you like the velvet-green hill loves its trees./ Like warm, misty shadows calling, 'Nestle with me'") but Anchin's warm images and the strong mother-daughter focus make this a fine pick for adoptive parents, single moms, and other familial setups. Ages 3-5. Author's agent: Liza Voges, Eden Street Literary. Illustrator's agent: Joanna Volpe, New Leaf Literary & Media. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Review by Horn Book Review

This book uses vivid if overblown nature imagery to proclaim a mother's unconditional love for her daughter (e.g., "With each dandelion wish that soars to the sky / With each seed that blossoms over low, over high / I will love you"). The soft illustrations, portraying the duo chasing butterflies under rainbows and lounging on clouds, match the sentimentality of the rhyming text. (c) Copyright 2018. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Review by Kirkus Book Review

A mother compares her love for her child to the delights of nature they share together.As in many parent-child books, this one begins with a mother recounting how nature celebrated the birth of her child and how she first whispered her love for her daughter. Fanciful illustrations in what appear to be watercolor show the two floating on a cloud, parachuting back to earth, and then spending the day together. Mom is a light-skinned brunette, and the little girl has darker skin and a poof of brown, curly hair. As the mother and daughter lie side by side peeking at the fish over the side of a boat, the mother trails her hand in the water and tells her daughter, "When the world shares its smiles / And sometimes its blues / When the gift of just being / wraps snugly 'round you // I will love you." Yet not all the verses are accessible or understandable to young readers: "When the lark wakes the butter-yellow dawn in its flight / When the fireflies dance, good night, good night / When you reach for this whisper of words in your ear / For all time, for all space, for forever. Everywhere // I will love you." While poetic, these words are likely to go right over children's heads.Syrupy-sweet and not likely to strike a chord with young readers. (Picture book. 4-7) Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

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