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Love Matters Most

Mij Kelly, Gerry Turley (By (artist))


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Perfect for Valentine's Day and a heartwarming read for the cold winter months, this cozy animal story explores the universal theme of a mother's love for her child.

When a polar bear leaves the safety and warmth of her cave to travel all over a frozen wonderland, she must be looking for something very important. Could it be delicious silver salmon? A view of the swirling winter sky? A bit of gold? Of course, she is in search of the most precious thing of all: her lost little cub. In this touching story, readers will instantly be enamored with the sweeping illustrations of winter landscapes, endearing polar bear characters, and the resonant message that a mother's love matters most.

Praise For Love Matters Most

"A feel-good love story for children about a polar bear's search through a winter wonderland for her lost cub."—The New York Times

"The crisp artwork, effective pacing and descriptive rhymes work together to form a seamless story that reflects a momma bear's determination to find what she loves most."
The Washington Post

"Lyrical text and gorgeous ice-hued artwork depict wilderness wonders and convey a resounding affirmation of parental love."—School Library Journal

"A gorgeous winter landscape of gleaming snow and northern lights accompanies a lyrical, reassuring text celebrating the power of a parent's love for a child."
The Bookseller (UK)

"Beautifully illustrated [and]...charming."
Real Simple

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 9780316543118, 32pp.

Publication Date: December 6, 2016

About the Author

Mij Kelly was born in Scotland but spent her early childhood in India. She studied English at York University, and Publishing Studies at Stirling University. She lives in York, England.

Gerry Turley is an illustrator and printmaker who studied Illustration at Glasgow School of Art and Natural History Illustration at the Royal College of Art. His picture books include A Bear's Year, and his work was selected for the Bologna International Children's Bookfair Illustrators Exhibition. He lives in the United Kingdom.