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Deep in the woods, animal mothers reassure their little ones of the many ways they are loved. And in a log cabin, a child hears the special way he (or she) is loved. Endearing artwork captures all the tenderness between parent and child. Recommended for ages 4 and under.
Deep in the woods, animal mothers reassure their little ones of the many ways they are loved. Endearing, full-color artwork from a Caldecott Honor artist highlights the bond between parent and baby. 15 spreads.
Nancy Tafuri has been illustrating books for children since the late 1970s. Whether providing pictures for other authors, such as Charlotte Pomerantz and Mirra Ginsburg, or creating her own works, she is praised by critics for her simple yet imaginative art. If I Had a Paka: Poems in Eleven Languages, which Tafuri illustrated for Pomerantz, was selected as a Jane Addams honor book; Tafuri’s own Have You Seen My Duckling? was a Caldecott Honor Book.
Tafuri was born on November 14, 1946, in Brooklyn, New York. For the first ten years of her life she was an only child and says that this helped her learn to entertain herself with stories and art.
Tafuri entered the School of Visual Arts in New York City in 1964. Her first job was as an assistant art director for the publishing firm Simon & Schuster. She left two years later and married Thomas Tafuri, a fellow student at the School of Visual Arts.
Reviews for I Love You, Little One hardcover:
Booklist: "Tafuri has created a rockabye picture book that sings. ... In the realm of bedtime cozies, this one stands out for its simplicity without mawkishness and the purity of its rhythms."
School Library Journal: "The lyrical text is spare and patterned, and the repeated phrases invite participation. ... The colors are muted as befits the quiet story, and the many strokes depicting animal feathers and fur are striking. ... Perfect for bedtime sharing."
Publisher's Weekly: "A soothing and sturdy choice."
Horn Book: "Reassuring ... endearing."