There are a world of ways to show love for our young!
Animal parents shower their little ones with love in so many unique ways. Doves coo and dolphins whistle, while penguins huddle with their chicks for warmth and mountain goats shield their kids’ falls. Eye-catching collage illustrations and a lyrical text invite readers to explore animal behavior around the globe and celebrate the universal nature of a caregiver’s love.
Aimee Reid (aimeereid.com) also wrote the picture books First Morning Sun
, Welcome Home
, You Are My Friend: The Story of Mister Rogers and His Neighborhood
, and Mama’s Day with Little Gray
. It brings her great joy to think of children nestled on a lap or cuddled on a couch reading good books to share. She lives in Ontario, Canada.
Christopher Lyles (chrislylesdesigns.com) is an illustrator, designer, and art educator whose artwork has appeared in numerous children’s books, greeting cards, magazines, and products. Christopher lives with his wife, two sons, and a dog in a quiet New England town surrounded by wildlife. If he’s not hiking, working out, or rummaging through antique shops, he’s likely doodling on napkins in restaurants.
“Reid and Lyles create a colorful world of parent-child love. Each page turn reveals a different animal and environment, each done in a striking palette. . . . Stunning collages made with hand-painted paper, pencil, and crayon. . . . Easy-to-read rhyming verse. . . . Richly colored, detailed illustrations and short verses brimming with love make this book a good candidate for one-on-one reading (and snuggling). Backmatter offers additional information about each animal’s devoted parenting behavior. . . . Tailor-made for a naptime cuddle.” —Kirkus Reviews
“In an ode to the universal love of parent and child, this book invites readers to explore how members of the animal realm show their love to their young. Richly colored cut-paper collages adorn spreads of various animals in their habitats. . . . Back matter includes more information about how animals care for their young. . . . Detailed illustrations along with the beautiful descriptors make this book a great option to read one-on-one with a child tucked in close. With its rhythmic lines and colorful illustrations, A World of Love is sure to be a bedtime favorite.” —School Library Journal