By Author / Illustrator
Stella J Jones, Jane Massey
Family & Home
Little Tiger Press Group
A celebration of everyday, little acts of love with heartfelt illustrations from the talented Jane Massey.
Love is in the little things.
A kiss, a smile, a cup of tea.
Just me and you sitting quietly.
A song, a hug, a helping hand
that lifts us up so we can stand.
Join Big and Small as they journey through the moments that make a relationship - from blowing bubbles in the bath, to saying 'sorry'. This charming picture book is the ideal gift for parents welcoming home a new baby or to share with a loved one on a special occasion. Perfect for fans of I'm Sticking with You by Smriti Halls and Steve Small, I Love You to the Moon and Back by Amelia Hepworth and Tim Warnes, and I Love You When You're Angry by Erin Winters and Kaitin Bucher.
Love is in the Little Things is such a charming story that draws on the quiet moments through a young child's day; the 'little things' that remind a child how much they are loved.
While love itself is never ending, Big (the bear) reminds Small, the child, that "love is made from the little things"; like "your hand in mine. When you make me tea. Just us two, sitting quietly. That song you sing to cheer me up." Kisses, hugs and helping hands; things that make us laugh and things that make us sad; and learning to say 'sorry', are each depicted through the pages, a gentle reminder of all the things that happen during the day that tell each other how much we love them.
The illustrations match the text perfectly, with gentle, beautifully depicted emotions and the secure rhythm of Big and Small in their everyday life.
Love is in the Little Things would be a lovely gift for those with a small child, and it's a perfect story to share with young children as they grow.
Picture book / Reviewed by Elen Green.
Suggested Reading Age 3+