cover image I Love You Already!

I Love You Already!

Jory John, illus. by Benji Davies. Harper, $17.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-06-237095-2

The odd couple from Goodnight Already! is back, and little has changed: Bear just wants a quiet morning, and Duck, who has enough enthusiasm for an entire flock, insists that they spend “quality time” together. Their back-and-forth exchanges remain the heart of the book’s fun (“I’ll tell you my life’s story.” “No.” “You’ll tell me your life’s story?” “No.”), and while there’s no question that extroverted Duck is a handful, John and Davies also emphasize that introverts like Bear have a certain responsibility to let their friends know they care. Ages 4–8. [em]Author’s agent: Steven Malk, Writers House. Illustrator’s agency: Bright Agency. (Dec.) [/em]