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Title:
I love you with all my heart
Author:
Kern, Noris.
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Tout mon coeur. English
Publication Information:
San Francisco, Calif. : Chronicle Books ; Vancouver, B.C. : Distributed in Canada by Raincoast Books, 1998.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Summary:
Polo the polar bear asks his mother how she loves him, and she explains that she loves him with her eyes, her nose, her paws, and all her heart.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
AD 310 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.7 0.5 21399.

Reading Counts RC K-2 1.7 1 Quiz: 21252 Guided reading level: K.
ISBN:
9780811820318
Format :
Book

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When Caribou tells Polo that his mother loves him with all her heart, Polo is curious. How is this possible? he wonders. He asks several of his Arctic friends how their mothers love them. Pinpin, the penguin, explains that his mother loves him with all her wings. Felix, the seal, knows that his mother loves him with all her flippers. When Polo finally asks his mother, she explains that she loves him with her whole body -- her fur when she rubs against him; her eyes that shine when she sees him; her nose that smells his warmth when she hugs him; her paws when she tickles him. But more than anything else she loves him with all her heart.

This tender story, accompanied by adorable illustrations, captures the all-encompassing quality of a parent's love. Readers will soon love Polo with all of their hearts, as children snuggle up to their parents to hear this story read again and again.


Author Notes

Noris Kern's favorite toys as a child were crayons and paint brushes. She atttended drawing classes before starting elementary schools, but it was a university painting class, taught by a well-known painter, that made her decide to turn painting into her career!


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Ages 2-5. Would a caribou caution a polar bear to get out of the icy water so as not to get sick? Of course not. Would a seal or a penguin venture into conversation with a polar cub? Never! But reality has been put on hold in this inviting picture-book affirmation of motherly love. Pinpin the penguin tucks a snowball under his wings to demonstrate how his mother loves him "with all her wings." Felix the seal, in turn, enfolds Pinpin within his flippers to show how his mother loves him "with all her flippers." When Polo the polar bear lumbers home to his mother and asks how she loves him, she explains that her protective cuddles, her glowing eyes, her playful nuzzling all express how she loves her cub with all her heart. The contented smiles of the Arctic young as they traverse the icy blue landscape of their wintry home will comfort and reassure sleepy youngsters nestled in a loving lap at bedtime. (Reviewed April 15, 1998)0811820319Ellen Mandel


Publisher's Weekly Review

A handful of board books are just right for parent-child Valentines. Converted from the 1998 picture book, I Love You with All My Heart by Noris Kern, which PW called "enchanting," stars Polo, a young polar bear. Confused when his caribou friend tells him that Polo's mother loves him "with all her heart," he seeks clarification from his other friends in the Arctic. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-K‘Polo, a young polar bear, is puzzled when a friend tells him that his mother loves him with all her heart. As he heads for home, he asks the pals he meets along the way how their mothers love them. Felix, a seal, says that his mother loves him with all her flippers; Pinpin, a penguin, answers, "with all her wings"; etc. When he arrives home, Polo's mother tells him that she loves him with her fur, with her eyes that shine when she sees him, with her paws when she tickles him, etc. Bordering on precious, this is a warmhearted treatment of how children enjoy being assured of their parents' affections. Originally published in Belgium, the adapted English text is approachable and to the point. The oil paintings are done in cool colors, appropriate to the arctic setting. This title would work well as a storyhour read-aloud; children will enjoy seeing Polo being hugged, tickled, and kissed by his doting mother. Young listeners just may be inspired to seek the same undivided attention after hearing it.‘Christine A. Moesch, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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