cover image Sweet Hearts

Sweet Hearts

Amy E. Sklansky, illus. by Anna Dunn. Cartwheel, $8.99 (14p) ISBN 978-1-338-11099-9

Readers turn graduated pages, die-cut in the shape of ever-larger hearts, as they make their way through this sunny celebration of love. Sklansky’s well-constructed rhymes talk about love in vague but approachable language: “Love is a gift tied up with a bow/ Love will follow wherever you go.” The bright colors and flat, geometric shapes of Dunn’s illustrations give her characters the look of wooden toys as they demonstrate what love in action can look like, such as giving a gift to a friend or being kind to animals. Up to age 3. Author’s agency: Studio Goodwin Sturges. (Nov.)