Matt de la Pena’s prose and Loren Long’s illustrations define love in multiple scenarios. The book opens with parents lovingly gazing at their new baby. “In the beginning there is light and two wide-eyed figures standing near the foot of your bed, and the sound of their voices is love.”
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Random House Kids: Matt de la Pena | Author Video
TIME: Why We Shouldn’t Shield Children From Darkness by Matt de la Pena
Fatherly: Drawing Anger in a Children’s Book About Love
Matt de la Peña Official Website
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