Dimitri, who has dark hair and light tan skin, spends his first day at a new preschool telling everyone and everything “I love you.”. . . Shearring’s mixed-media illustrations present simple yet vibrantly patterned spreads, with people of various skin tones and hair textures populating Dimitri’s world. A gentle, resonant narrative for children navigating new social-emotional spaces.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Leaves fallen upon the ground, characters bundled in chunky scarves and sweaters, and a generous infusion of yellows and reds into each mixed-media illustration combine for a tender story of a child full of love learning the many ways it can be expressed. . .This snug lesson complements the many stories of shy children coping with their emotions in new environments. A loving tale.
—School Library Journal