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
This book remains one of my all-time favorite books ever. This story is told in such a strikingly intimate way, you are pulled right into the time of the Trojan war, into a time of heroes and legends, and most of all, you're privy to a love story so epic and deep that it will hold your heart forever. What's more, Madeline Miller's writing is just the most pleasurable thing to read; she writes in such a way that feels as if she wrote it just for your eyes to read. You feel the wind in your hair on warm beaches, your heels kicking up sand; you feel the sticky sap of figs as you bit into their sweetness; you feel the cool spring light filtered through tall forest trees; and most of all, you see the world through the eyes and heart of young Patroclus, as he discovers the mighty hero Achilles and begins their stunning journey together, and their love story for the ages.
(Adult Fiction) - reviewed by Isabel