I Love You Like ...

Lori Joy Smith (Author)


A garden sprite comes across a garden gnome, and falls in love. She takes the gnome on a playful journey through the forest, across the hills, to the beach, and further still. All the while, she expresses how she loves him: like flowers love the sun, like forests love a seed, like balloons love the sky. These inventive similes play on concepts drawn from nature and are paired with quirky, whimsical art full of details to discover--like the troubling moment when the gnome becomes cracked, but is mended with some ingenuity and the help of cheerful forest friends.

Moving progressively through the seasons, from spring to winter, the book is a sweet, bright bedtime story, paced to read aloud. I Love You Like... can help inspire readers to invent their own creative expressions of love as part of a nighttime ritual and will also be relatable to any child who adores a favorite toy.

Product Details

$16.95  $15.59
Publish Date
May 15, 2018
8.2 X 0.5 X 8.2 inches | 0.7 pounds
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About the Author

Lori Joy Smith is an illustrator and fine artist whose work has been exhibited at art galleries across Canada, and has appeared in Chirp, American Girl, Teen and Today's Parent magazines among others. Her previous picture book, The Goodnight Book, was published by Simply Read Books in 2014. She lives with her family in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada.


"I Love You Like is an extremely child-centered text with the potential to empower its readers. It would make a highly effective anchor for Language Arts classroom activities related to poetry and creative writing. It deserves a place in every library, classroom, and bedside bookshelf."--Canadian Review of Materials
"With a full palette of prettily muted colours, the joyful energy contained in the illustrations is a pleasing complement to the eccentric feel of the text."--Atlantic Books Today