What Is This Thing Called Love?
Publication Date: September 2011
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What is this thing called love? What color is it and what shape? Is it sweet or savory? Is it big or small? Like a lot of kids, Emma would really like to know. The problem is: everyone Emma asksMom, Dad, Grandma, and Grandadseems to have a different idea of what love is. Can love really be in a piece of cake or a game of football? It seems there's a lot more to this love thing than Emma ever imagined! In this entertaining and ultimately touching tale of questions and answers, Davide Cali and Anna Laura Cantone remind us that, for a child, the most important love is that which lies at the heart of your own family.
Davide Cali is one of Europe's most innovative and acclaimed writers for children. He is the author of several illustrated books, including I Can't Wait. Illustrator Anna Laura Cantone is an award-winning young Italian illustrator who already has more than thirty books to her name, including many published in English. She has twice been selected for the Bologna Book Fair illustration competition.
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