Publication Date: September 13, 2011
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How to comfort a young child who misses a special person when he or she is away? A treasured picturebook creator has the perfect solution.
Love Waves are what we send to our loved ones until we can be together again. Invisible and strong, they can fly across town or around the world, proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that neither time nor space can keep love from ? nding its target. Combining a wonderfully concrete concept with her cozy pastel illustrations, Rosemary Wells offers an ingenious way to ease the separation anxiety many children feel when parents go to work, or live in separate homes; when close friends or relatives move, or live far away; or whenever a loved one's absence calls for an extra dose of reassurance.
Rosemary Wells has written or illustrated more than 120 books for children and has received numerous awards. She is the creator of the beloved Max and Ruby stories; the illustrator of MY VERY FIRST MOTHER GOOSE, and HERE COMES MOTHER GOOSE, both edited by Iona Opie; the author of ON THE BLUE COMET, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline; the co-author (with Secundino Fernandez) of MY HAVANA: MEMORIES OF A CUBAN BOYHOOD, illustrated by Peter Ferguson; and the author of LINCOLN AND HIS BOYS, illustrated by P.J. Lynch. She lives in upstate New York.
With cozy pastel scenes and gentle verse, Wells makes tangible the powerful emotional connection between parent and child, reminding children that longing and, more importantly, love are both two-way streets.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)