1, 2, I Love You (Hardcover)

By Alice Schertle, Emily Arnold (Illustrator)

Chronicle Books, 9780811835183, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 5, 2004

List Price: 16.95*
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Inspired by the traditional favorite, Alice Schertle's irresistible counting rhyme sings and swings along, while Caldecott-winning Emily Arnold McCully's radiant watercolors perfectly capture all the playfulness and tender affection between parent and child. A joyful romp sure to be read again and again, memorized, and cherished.

About the Author

Alice Schertle is the author of more than 40 books for children, including many ALA Notable Books. She lives on a Christmas-tree farm in western Massachusetts.

Emily Arnold McCully is the author-illustrator of more than 30 books, including Mirette on the Highwire, which won her the 1993 Caldecott Medal. She has illustrated some 200 more books. She lives in New York.

Praise For 1, 2, I Love You

"McCully's elegant draftsmanship and accomplished, pleasingly old-fashioned painterliness may bring to mind 1950s-era vintage children's books, but the mother-son merriment feels modern and wholly original, as does the wry intelligence evident in the elephant mother's eyes." -Publishers Weekly