words & pictures. Jan. 2021. 32p. Tr $18.95. ISBN 9780711255470.
PreS-K–“Love connects us no matter what” is the wonderful message in this book. A family with dark eyes and black hair is proud of the love they share: mother and father, Tess, and Tom. Even when they are apart, they know they are connected by love. When Tess, a bit anxiously, starts school, she learns about other families that are also connected by love. The illustrations depict these connections through literal threads, spinning upward for a boy who has lost his father, or between Tess and her new teacher. That visual cue will help younger readers process the message of the book, about how lasting those ties are. The multilayered artwork is luminous and warmly rendered to add to the comforting message of love in family and friendships.
VERDICT This will help children name their separation issues, and give parents a loving metaphor for reassuring them.

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