I Love You All Day Long (Paperback)
“A good book to have on hand to comfort first-day preschoolers or kindergarteners.” —Booklist
Do I have to go? Owen asks. Yes, says his mom. But she sends him off with more than just his lunch. She promises that no matter where he is and no matter what he's doing—whether Owen is making a new friend or spilling his juice—she'll love him all day long, from the moment they part until the moment Owen is back in her arms again.
Francesca Rusackas and Priscilla Burris's book is a reassuring picture book to share with nervous little ones. It shows how the enduring love of a parent stays with a child whether they are together or apart.
About the Author
Francesca Rusackas is a regional advisor for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She lives in southern California with her husband and their two sons.
Priscilla has illustrated many books for children. She lives in southern California with her husband, Craig, children Janelle, Laura, and Paul, and Casper the Friendly Dog.
“Simple, happy artwork—A good book to have on hand to comfort first-day preschoolers or kindergarteners.”
— ALA Booklist
“The bright, expressive illustrations and the spare text work well to bring the reassuring message home.”
— School Library Journal
“Owen is particularly lovable…depicted in bright colorful illustrations…”
— Lisa Ko, author of The Leavers
“Perfect for preschoolers still getting used to making it on their own.”
— Dallas Morning News
Could there be a better young adult historical fiction storyteller than Stacey Lee? The Downstairs Girl rings with honesty about the plight of Jo Kwan, living in Atlanta in 1890 in an abandoned basement below an unsuspecting family that runs one of the town's newspapers. Jo becomes the unseen advice columnist "Dear Miss Sweetie" as she uses her considerable wit to answer letters - all the while working as a maid to a privileged and cruel teen. Romance, racial inequities and family squabbles all result in Lee's outstanding development into a glimpse of Atlanta's storied genteelness. This is a sure winner! - Maureen