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Perfect for that platonic friend, or a friend you hope might become something more, or for your children, or for your parents, or for anybody else you really, really like. The line drawings are charming, but it's the verse that's so great. Here's the introductory verse, but it also goes on to celebrate shared silliness, laughter, anger, and quiet time. Really, it's a perfect gift book for anybody, but especially on Valentine's Day.
"Some of the words are what you might expect, others are surprising. The story (and there is an overarching narrative) is not arranged chronologically, but alphabetically, as a dictionary would be. Love stories are easily overdone, but I found this story sweet. Then again, sometimes a quietly sweet book is wonderful!"
If you'd like to read a longer entry on this lovely book, please check out our former children's bookseller blog entry from Rebecca at Wildly Read.
Emily. This lovely collection features selections ranging from Chaucer & Catullus to Walt Whitman & Emily Dickinson to Mary Oliver & James Tate, interspersed throughout with Sibley's gorgeous bird portraits.The book is beautifully designed and fits in the hand so nicely & intimately, that even if you're not a birder, you'll be immediately drawn into this world of flight & fancy.