Love is a sweet story about what Love is. It is a fancy dinner (dog food that has a flower in it for a puppy with a broken leg); it is fancy greeting cards (that are made by hand with crayons). And it is not done in a preachy manner. The images and sentiment just are there. You see different races, genders, religions, dynamics and forms of dress. You see people who look different, but all share their love of Love. If I have any real complaint you do not see “different sizes”
Stacy McAnulty has created a book that can be used for several occasions. It is a holiday book to celebrated Valentine’s Day. It is a book to give as a baby shower gift. Or a gift for a toddler’s birthday. You could give it to an adult (such as a grandparent or teacher). It also can show diversity due to the fact we just “love” and things are good.
Joanne Lew-Vriethoff has created equally sweet, but complex illustrations. You see a girl in the hospital going through a treatment that has made her lose her hair. You see moms singing in the car. You see people sharing books. You see hugs and you see people laughing. You see siblings seeing each other for the first time. You even see a mixed family welcoming a new sister to their family.
This might not be an easy read-aloud to a larger crowd, but for one-on-one it would be the perfect fit.