And I Love You
With comforting simplicity and gentle rhythms, Ruth Krauss celebrates the expansiveness of love between a parent and a child. In Steven Kellogg's luminous illustrations, a cat and her kitten discover the excitement and intimacy of sharing stories. As the pages turn and the landscapes evolve from forests to fields to sweeping ocean vistas, the tender bond that unites the cat and her kitten is deepened and enriched, making And I Love You an enchanting gift that will warm hearts both big and little.
The book is deceptively simple and takes more than one pass through the text to fully grasp the nature of the book and appreciate its simplicity. Subtle rhythms also characterize the book. However, young children may not grasp the comparisons presented in the book and older children may find it too juvenile. Although not a childhood staple, the book is still meaningful and could be a suitable bedtime tale.
Steven Kellogg re-imagines this story with expressive watercolors in his signature style.