And I Love You
And I Love You
Scholastic Press, Hardcover, 9780439024594, 40pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 2010
A classic story reimagined with fanciful brilliance
With comforting simplicity and gentle rhythms, Ruth Krauss celebrates the expansiveness of love between a parent and a child. In Steven Kellogg's luminous illustrations, a cat and her kitten discover the excitement and intimacy of sharing stories. As the pages turn and the landscapes evolve from forests to fields to sweeping ocean vistas, the tender bond that unites the cat and her kitten is deepened and enriched, making And I Love You an enchanting gift that will warm hearts both big and little.
Marc Simont (1915- ) was born in Paris. When he was 19, Mr. Simont moved to America. His first illustrations for a children's book appeared in 1939. Since then, he has illustrated nearly a hundred books, working with authors as diverse as Margaret Wise Brown and James Thurber. He won a Caldecott Honor in 1950 for illustrating Ruth Krauss's "The Happy Day," and in in 1957 he was awarded the Caldecott Medal for his pictures in "A Tree is Nice," by Janice May Udry. Mr. Simont and his wife have one grown son, two dogs and a cat. They live in West Cornwall, Connecticut.
Steven Kellogg was "moved by the simplicity, the subtleties, and the poignance of the writing in this story." He welcomed the opportunity to reillustrate it in full color. Mr. Kellogg is an award-winning author and illustrator who has created more than 100 children's books, including The Three Little Pigs, Paul Bunyan, Johnny Appleseed, and Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett. He is the illustrator of Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town and The Baby Beebee Bird. Mr. Kellogg is a recipient of the David McCord Citation and the Regina Medal for his distinguished contribution to children's literature. He lives with his wife, Helen, in upstate New York.