I Love You As Much... by Laura Krauss Melmed

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Celebrate Mother's Day every day. This celebration of the bond between mothers and their babies can be shared at naptime or bedtime or whenever it is time to say "I love you."

"Written in quatrains that break into couplets across each double page, this lullaby rhyme catalogues various animals and their offspring, describing each mother's testament of love." School Library Journal.

"The light-drenched, golden-toned pictures exert a quietly hypnotic effect on both reader and listener, aided by the lullaby's sonorous repetition of each mother animal's love poem to her baby." New York Times


About Laura Krauss Melmed

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Laura Krauss Melmed is author of Capital! Washington D.C. from A to Z and New York, New York! The Big Apple from A to Z, also illustrated by FranÉ Lessac; I Love You As Much . . . , illustrated by Henri Sorensen; and the critically acclaimed The Rainbabies, illustrated by Jim LaMarche. She lives with her husband in Washington, D.C. Henri Sorensen is the illustrator of I Love You As Much . . . , also by Laura Krauss Melmed; Wishes for You by Tobi Tobias; and The Gift of the Tree by Alvin Tresselt. He lives in Denmark with his wife and two daughters.
Published August 18, 1993 by HarperCollins. 24 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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An unapologetically sentimental companion to the pair’s 1993 goo-fest, I Love You as Much …, this Father’s Day offering presents a series of animal fathers offering patterned assurances to their babies: “Said the father eagle to his child, / ‘Someday you’ll soar through a high mountain pass.’ / S...

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``Said the mother bear to her child,/`I love you as much as the forest has trees''': eight animals utter similar comparisons, sometimes involving food (the sheep loves the lamb ``as much as the grass''), which is logical;

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Each spread features stirring images of a papa and baby animal pair in their natural habitat, and a couplet of verse containing words of wisdom spoken by the elder, e.g., ""Said the father panda to his child, 'Someday you'll snuggle your own cub and dream.' "" The cozy and warm-toned oil portrait...

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