I Love You Little, I Love You Lots (Hardcover)
I love you here
I love you there
I'd love you almost anywhere
Over the hills
Across the sea
Wherever there's you
Wherever there's me.
I Love You Little, I Love You Lots is an affirmation of love as demonstrated between a rambunctious dog and a sweet cat. Featuring lyrical text by Douglas Wood and endearing, creative illustrations by G. Brian Karas, this picture book celebrates the universality of love, whether between friends or family members. It's perfect for Valentine's Day and family gift-giving.
G. Brian Karas is the prolific and versatile illustrator and writer of many children's books including Atlantic and Saving Sweetness by Diane Stanley, both ALA Notable Books, and Home on the Bayou, a Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor title. The New York Times describes his work as "...depicted in a childlike style that belies the sophistication of the drawings. Exquisite and moving in its subtlety." He lives in the Hudson Valley of New York with his family. Visit him a gbriankaras.com.
★ "A wonderful exploration of friendship, Wood's picture book offers a wealth of wordplay and rhyme... An instant classic that will be read repeatedly." -- School Library Journal, starred review
"Earnest pencil and digitally drawn art looks like it could be placed on a refrigerator alongside well-loved handmade notes and drawings. The anthropomorphic animals’ attachment to each other is without label, making for an inclusive tale that just about any caregiver could easily share with little ones at bedtime... There’s a lot of love here, and it’s all good." -- Kirkus Reviews
"[A] tender picture book... Via warm, relaxed pencil and digitally rendered images, Karas whisks readers into a number of activities that elicit affectionate calculations literal and metaphorical." -- Publishers Weekly
Praise for Old Turtle by Douglas Wood:
"An eloquent fable illustrated with sumptuous watercolors." -- Booklist
"[A] lyrical, haunting book." -- Children's Literature
"A handsome, thought-provoking book." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Both author and artist have combined rare talents to produce an enchanting book." -- Publishers Weekly
Praise for G. Brian Karas:
"Karas's scratchy gouache and pencil cartoon illustrations are as detail-rich as the text itself." -- School Library Journal
"Karas creates inviting and carefully detailed scenes that evoke a tight-knit community." -- Publishers Weekly
"Illustrator G. Brian Karas places readers right in the center of the action." -- BookPage