Loving Hands

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Product Details

Price
$16.99
Publisher
Candlewick Press (MA)
Publish Date
Pages
32
Dimensions
10.0 X 10.4 X 0.5 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780763679934

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About the Author

Tony Johnston is the award-winning author of more than one hundred children's books, including Cat, What Is That?, illustrated by Wendell Minor; First Grade, Here I Come!, illustrated by David Walker; and A Small Thing . . . but Big, illustrated by Hadley Hooper. She lives in California.

Amy June Bates has illustrated more than forty books for children, including Ketzel, The Cat Who Composed by LeslΓ©a Newman and Applesauce Weather by Helen Frost. Amy June Bates lives in Pennsylvania.

Reviews

This is a beautiful picture book sure to resonate with any adult who has ever loved a child. Meanwhile, kids will relate to the childhood hallmarks represented throughout. The gorgeous watercolor illustrations of this sweet picture book help secure it a place in the hearts of adults who read it.
--Kirkus Reviews

This is a lovely look at a mother-son relationship over the course of a lifetime, represented by their hands--holding, waving, and supporting...The book is unabashedly nostalgic, with sentences on the first and last pages sentimentally showing the circle of life, and full of joy.
--Booklist Online

Johnston (Bone by Bone by Bone) and Bates (The Big Umbrella) never overplay their respective hands--the lilting prose treads lightly, and Bates's soft watercolor, gouache, and pencil portraits of the mother and son going about their daily lives offer a tender specificity alongside a comforting universality.
--Publishers Weekly

Loving Hands is a delightful book that shows how loving hands that caress, heal, soothe, and support can create strong mother-son relationships. Great for new mothers and grandmothers wanting to bond with their sons and grandsons. The soothing lyrical verse is enhanced by warm watercolor illustrations. Upon reading this, many will want to find small hands to hold and lead through life.
--Candace Moreno, San Marino Toy & Book Shoppe, San Marino, Calif.