I Am Love: A Book of Compassion (I Am Books) (Board book)
Though so seemingly plain on the surface, I Am Love does a wonderful job of simplifying a concept as complex as healthy relating into just a few pages. I am so glad this exists and wish I had more children in my life that I could gift this to.— Anastatia
Celebrate kindness, compassion, self-care, and love in all its forms with the board book edition of the instant New York Times bestseller!
I put my hands on my heart and listen.
And that is where I find the answer:
I have compassion.
I act with tenderness.
I am love.
Susan Verde and Peter H. Reynolds continue their collaboration with the fourth book in their wellness series. A celebration of love in all its forms, I Am Love asks readers to look inward when they feel afraid. Love allows us to act with compassion and kindness, to live with gratitude, and to take care of ourselves by practicing self-love.
About the Author
Susan Verde is the author of the New York Times bestselling picture books I Am Human and I Am Love, as well as I Am Yoga, I Am Peace, I Am One, The Museum, You and Me, My Kicks, and Rock ’n’ Roll Soul. In addition to writing books, she is a certified yoga and mindfulness instructor for kids of all ages. She lives in East Hampton, New York, with her three children, a cat, a dog, and a tarantula.
Peter H. Reynolds is the renowned illustrator behind the bestselling Judy Moody, Stink, and I Am series, as well as many other award-winning picture books, including The Dot and Ish. He lives in Dedham, Massachusetts.
"The illustrations are clean and colorful against a contrasting background. . . A beautiful tool for teaching love, empathy, and self-care."
— School Library Journal
"Emphasizing Verde's common themes of mindfulness and emotional presence, the main character demonstrates expressions of love ranging from keeping their own "mind and body safe and healthy" to careful listening to others. . . Verde provides extensive backmatter, including yoga poses and a heart meditation. These addenda enrich the narrative and provide useful context for the relationship skills outlined in the text. Practical and empowering for young ones learning how to emotionally attend to themselves and others."
— Kirkus Review