- Sheehan, Monica. 2010. Love is You & Me. New York: Simon & Schuster.
A darling, rhyming book about love between the reader and a special someone - friend, pet, brother, mother - it doesn't matter. It's all about love!
It's just us two ... without a care.
It's what we give ... and the times we share.The illustrations of a dog and mouse are simple, playful and joyful. Perfect for sharing!
Note: The dedication page contains an illustration of a heart-stamped envelope, an inkwell and pen, and a mouse whose eyes urge you to fill out the envelope's "To:" and "Love:" fields, and give this book to someone you love.
- Willis, Jeanne. 2005. Never Too Little to Love. Somerville, MA: Candlewick. Illustrated by Jan Fearnley.
A novelty book with heavy pages of varying sizes, Never Too Little to Love tells the story of Tiny Too-Little. He's a mouse in love with somebody, but too small to reach her,
He's too little, even on tiptoes on a teacup,
He's too little, even on tiptoes on a cabbage,
He stacks items higher and higher. The page size shrinks smaller and smaller, each building on the page before it - ever-reaching toward the top of the book. Despite stacking all manner of household items, he cannot reach his intended and falls with a crash à la The Cat in the Hat or Ten Apples Up on Top. Such an obstacle cannot stop true love, however. All is made well when, in a final "pop-up" page, his beloved bends down to kiss him. She's a giraffe. Lovely watercolor illustrations are gently humorous.