With cozy pastel scenes and gentle verse, Wells makes tangible the powerful emotional connection between parent and child, reminding children that longing and, more importantly, love are both two-way streets.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Brimming with affection and sweetness—and sparkly wavy accents—Wells’ depiction of the magically distance-spanning powers of love may sooth both parents and their young children feeling the stress of separation.
In this heartfelt book, love waves are actual shiny, curved lines that sparkle through a story about being together and being apart…The simple text, told from the parents’ point of view, captures the feelings of connectedness in ways that even very young children understand.
Children who have separation anxiety will be reminded that their parents’ love is constant and that good-byes don’t mean that someone is leaving forever.
—School Library Journal
As always, Rosemary Wells deftly captures the world of young children. Her charming artwork, boldly colored, nicely complements the reassuring text. The tangible representation of love waves is especially effective. After hearing this story, kids will understand that neither time nor space diminishes parental affection. A perfect choice for those who are experiencing separation anxiety at the start of school.
—The Plain Dealer
Picture-book institution Wells’ latest books offers kids pastel-colored assurance that when Mommy or Daddy are at work, or even when they’re just down the hall, they are always sending out “love waves” to the children they hold dear. The perfect book to read when babysitting for young children who miss their parents, or to share with kids when you have to part with them yourself.