From Newbery Medal-winning author, Matt De La Peña and New York Times bestselling illustrator, Loren Long, comes a story about the strongest bond there is and the diverse and powerful ways it connects us all. It depicts the many ways we experience this universal bond, which carries us from the day we are born throughout the years of our childhood and beyond. With a lyrical text that's soothing and inspiring, this tender tale is a needed comfort and a new classic that will resonate with readers of every age.
Reviews from Around the World Yes, I finally got it, and yes, it is as beautiful as everyone has said and written and praised. Matt de la Pena infuses his words with loving scenes but has not made it all sweet and happy. He's acknowledged that sometimes love seems to hide and it's a challenge to look and look and still not find it. Then, it is found and feels very very good. In his fabulous illustrations, Loren Long has included people who live in different places, play in various ways, people who are part of our lives. He has created colorful and bright pages, included dark ones along with bittersweet, but okay pages. It is a book to savor, to gift, to remember. There is, to me, a nice nod to Amy Krouse Rosenthal at the very end, and of course, on the cover, that "yellow umbrella! —Linda, Goodreads
Everything that can be called love — from shared joy to comfort in the darkness — is gathered in the pages of this reassuring, refreshingly honest picture book. —The New York Times Book Review, Editors’ Choice / Staff Picks From the Book Review