cover image Love: from Sesame Street

Love: from Sesame Street

Sesame Workshop, illus. by Ernie Kwiat. Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, $12.99 (32p) ISBN 978-1-4926-7749-9

Familiar Sesame Street characters celebrate the many facets of love in this picture book. The word appears in big, bold letters on each page, along with phrases describing its meaning and impact. Kwiat illustrates in markerlike scribbles, lending a kinetic playtime feeling. Emerging from his garbage can, Oscar the Grouch announces, “I like it messy.” On the right page, love appears in drippy, colorful letters: “Love is accepting life even when it is messy!” For Cookie Monster, naturally, love means “cookies... and then more cookies.” And for Abby Cadabby, “Love is magical and full of wonder.” A final spread shows all of the characters together, pointing to the grand declaration that “Love is everywhere and all around us.” Sesame Street fans will have fun recognizing the familiar characters as they make their entrances. Ages 4–7. [em](Dec.) [/em]