What's Love? by Deborah Carlin

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The most complex of emotions is explored in stunning photographs that will melt hearts. The many sides of love are shown through captured moments—pets and pals and parents; giggles, tears, and surprise; a leap across a field; a hug when one needs it. Simple poetic captions give readers starting places to think and talk about the people and the things they love—and examine its many meanings. Poignant and joyful, tender and true, Shelley Rotner and Deborah Carlin present this most intimate of emotions in all its wondrous ways.



About Deborah Carlin

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DEBORAH CARLIN is a professor at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. This is her first book for children. SHELLEY ROTNER is the co-author and photographer of more than 30 books for children on topics ranging from twins to grandparents to food to A.D.D. Her books include EVERY SEASON (Roaring Brook, Spring 2007). She lives in Northampton, Massachusetts. 
Published January 1, 2013 by Capstone Press. 32 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography, Children's Books.

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Gorgeous black-and-white photographs accompany a series of statements that attempt to define—or at least encompass—“love.” “Love is as big as a harvest moon, / as wide as a summer sky.” As with any enterprise that goes this route—just how big is a harvest moon?—the success lies with the juxtaposi...

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Rotner (Every Season ) and newcomer Carlin's affirmations, paired with Rotner's b&w photographs and stylishly printed in red font, explore how love sustains children.

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