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I Love You the Purplest
I Love You the Purplest
Author: Barbara M. Joosse, Mary Whyte (Illustrator)
ISBN-13: 9780590511841
ISBN-10: 059051184X
Publication Date: 1/1996
Pages: 28
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic
Book Type: Paperback
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By the same author of Mama Do You Love Me? Talks about the Different way that she loves her two sons.
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Two young brothers head out with their mother in a rowboat for an evening of fishing. They ask her to tell them who is better at digging worms, rowing, and catching fish, and later, back in their cabin at bedtime, they ask whom she loves the best. With each answer the caring mother assures both boys that they are equally skilled and equally loved. "I love you the bluest" she tells thoughtful, methodical Julian, "the color of a cave...splash of a waterfall...hush of a whisper." To peripatetic, energetic Max, she says, "I love you the reddest...the color of sky before it blazes into night." The final double-page spread, illustrating their cabin at night, is awash with purples; and so, she loves both "the purplest." The text effectively conveys movement with vigorous verbs and uses expressive phrases. Clues to each boy's character and temperament are provided. The glowing double-page watercolors, rendered in greens, blues, golds, reds, and purples, evoke the night's activities. The striking use of light, particularly the lantern in the boat and the stars, creates interest as do the effective compositions and varied perspectives. Like the author's Mama, Do You Love Me?, this reassuring book, good for story time or one-to-one sharing, will encourage families to think of their own superlative expressions of love.
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Very cute book!
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I love this book! It has to be one of my favorite children stories.