cover image Hug You, Kiss You, Love You

Hug You, Kiss You, Love You

Joyce Wan. Scholastic/Cartwheel, $6.99 (14p) ISBN 978-0-545-54045-2

Wan follows her food-themed odes to love, You Are My Cupcake and We Belong Together, with a delightful board book built around seven adult-child animal pairs. “I love to hug you/ tickle you/ sing to you softly,” writes Wan as a bear, dog, and whale cuddle and play with their young. The book maintains the chunky digital graphics of Wan’s previous titles, and clever visual details are everywhere, from thematically patterned backgrounds of bones, waves, and leaves to the recurring heart elements incorporated into the animals. Up to age 3. (Nov.)