cover image I Will Love You

I Will Love You

Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Lisa Anchin. Cartwheel, $17.99 (40p) ISBN 978-0-545-80310-6

A mother describes her boundless love for her daughter in lullabylike verse. The mother, who is white, and her child, who has brown skin, appear in a mix of fantastical and everyday scenes—soaring on a fluffy cloud “airplane,” exploring the outdoors, and dancing around a fire on the beach. Capucilli’s verse can get a bit grandiose at times (“I will love you like the velvet-green hill loves its trees./ Like warm, misty shadows calling, ‘Nestle with me’ ”) but Anchin’s warm images and the strong mother-daughter focus make this a fine pick for adoptive parents, single moms, and other familial setups. Ages 3–5.[em] Author’s agent: Liza Voges, Eden Street Literary. Illustrator’s agent: Joanna Volpe, New Leaf Literary & Media. (Mar.) [/em]