How Do I Love You?

Do you have a go-to phrase when you tell the little ones in your life just how much you love them? Maybe it’s “I love you to the moon and back,” or with arms extended, “I love you thi-i-i-i-s much!”

Maybe you’re looking for a phrase that fits you and your little Valentine just right? How Do I Love You? is filled with them. Here are a few lines…

“I love you as the bird

loves a song to sing.

I love you as the waking bear

loves the smell of spring.”

As baby grows, they’ll see the perfectly paired text and illustrations show how the bear (who is walking through flowers with a smile & her nose in the air) is loving the spring smell. They’ll see how the splashing, joyful duck is loving the unexpected rain and the puddles it made. Your kiddo will see the perky bird in a tree and how he is loving singing his bright song.

I have no doubt that the sweet rhymes (Marion Dane Bauer) and the adorable illustrations by Caroline Jayne Church (Ten Tiny Toes) will leave your little one feeling the love and both of you filled with plenty of warm, happy feelings.

How Do I Love You?
Marion Dane Bauer/Illus. Caroline Jayne Church
Cartwheel Books/Scholastic

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