How Do I Love Thee?
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
Whether in soft sunlight or rain-drizzled night or winter's frost-etched breath, three children share the love and joy of friendship while exploring the wonders of nature.
Bestselling author Jennifer Adams has reimagined Elizabeth Barrett Browning's beloved "Sonnet 43," best known by its opening lines, creating a lyrical, evocative ode to the love of family and friends. Christopher Silas Neal brings the poetry to life with his beautiful, imaginative, and whimsical illustrations.
What I loved: The illustrations and text are perfectly matched and altogether just beautiful. This is a fantastic read even for the youngest toddlers who will enjoy the relatively short phrases and concordance between text and images. The diversity amongst the children pictured is also fantastic and only strengthens enthusiasm for this lovely book. My favorite pages are “I love thee by stars and by firelight” and “[by] winter’s frost-etched breath,” though they are all gorgeous that it is hard to choose.
Final verdict: This is a fantastic book to share with little ones, young and older toddlers who will delight in the beautiful images and lovely phrasing. As the pages turn quickly, be prepared to read this gorgeous book over and over again.
In this version, three friends are exploring the ways they love the beauty of nature, the different seasons, and their friendship. It's a great way to introduce poetry to children. No page is left blank and the pictures are engaging and eye-catching.
I love the diversity of the three friends and that Jennifer Adams brought this poem to life. This is one of my favorite poems, so it was fun to share with my daughter in a way that intrigued her as well. She also loves natures like the red leaves in fall, so it immediately caught her attention.
Final Verdict: I would recommend this to fans of poems, nature, stories about friendship, and beautiful artwork.