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Author: Christa Pierce

Illustrator: Christa Pierce

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Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers, 2014

Material: hard cover

Summary: Words, kisses, cups of tea, cuddles, and more. Does Fox know how much Bird loves him? Has she shown him enough? Has the wind whispered it him? Bird will love Fox forever and always and Fox loves her too. This is a book about expressing affection for your children.

Type of Reading: bedtime story, family reading, playtime reading, read aloud book.

Recommended Age: read together: 2 to 8; read yourself: 6 to 9

Interest Level: 2 to 7

Age of Child: Read with children ages 3 and 5.

Young Reader Reaction: My kids liked it, but not as much as I did. I was surprised. I thought they would like it as much as I did, but I think a book like this is more for the parents. They did ask to read it more than one time. ;-)

Adult Reader Reaction: I loved this book. Fox and Bird are so sweet and given that it mimics a parent's love for their child, it was no surprise.

Pros: Cuddling with this book is all about love: the narrative, the beautiful illustrations, and the simplicity of the message.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Buy! I can see this being a lovely baby gift for a new parent, or a book that a parent would want to hold on to for their children later.

If You Liked This Book, Try: Wherever you are, my love will find you, by Nancy Tillman; How do I love you? by Marion Dane Bauer ALWAYS   A POCKET FULL OF KISSES   OVER THE MOON: AN ADOPTION TALE

Educational Themes: Only the expression of love between a parent and child.

Notes: The publisher donated a copy of this book knowing that we would consider it for review and provide an independent, unbiased profile. This book will be given to a nonprofit to help readers in need.

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book, family

Date(s) Reviewed: May 2015

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