Love Is (Hardcover)

By Diane Adams, Claire Keane (Illustrator)

Chronicle Books, 9781452139975, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 24, 2017

List Price: 15.99*
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Perfect for any fond gift or tender moment, this story of a girl and a duckling who share a touching year together will melt hearts old and young. In this tenderly funny book, girl and duckling grow in their understanding of what it is to care for each other, discovering that love is as much about letting go as it is about holding tight. Children and parents together will adore this fond exploration of growing up while learning about the joys of love offered and love returned.

About the Author

Diane Adams is the author of Two Hands to Love You, among other picture books. She lives in California.

Claire Keane is the author and illustrator of Once Upon A Cloud and is also known for her development art for the movies Tangled and Frozen. She lives in Venice Beach, California, with her husband and kids.

Praise For Love Is

"A love poem, an ode to motherhood, this sweet and touching book will speak to children who have or want a pet, as well as to their parents."-School Library Journal

A Mighty Girl Books of the Year

"Tenderly funny."--Here Wee Read

"From the start of this book, the caring nature of a little girl and neediness of a lost duckling become intertwined."--The Washington Post