Love is

Publisher: Chronicle Books

A little girl cares for a duckling just as a parent would care for a baby: noisy night-time feeds, tidying up, messy bath times and snuggles at the end of the day. But also, as the duckling grows, the little girl comes to understand that part of love is letting things go, missing them when they’re gone, and loving them even more when you see them again.

This beautifully produced and illustrated hardback is a joy to read. The rhyming text is simple and lovely, and the illustrations, especially the girl’s emotions, are well drawn and relatable for young readers. Children will find the insight of being the carer of a young and fragile creature gentle and inspiring.

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