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Henry in Love

By Patricia Tauzer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Delicate art relays sweet tale of admiration and sharing.

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Henry's world is the kind of place everyone should experience, especially little ones. Everyone is friendly, there's a simple rhythm to the day, and the morning starts with the smell of fresh blueberry muffins.There's nothing flashy, nothing too complicated, just sweet moments that build off of one another. Stories like this can sometimes turn out too sweet and sentimental, but not this one. Its simplicity and innocence are refreshing instead. Told in words that are straightforward, with illustrations that are touchingly delicate and expressive, this story of sharing and admiration is worth sharing and admiring often.

Peter McCarty's finely lined illustrations colored with soft red and brown watercolor are exquisitely understated. Set against cream-colored pages, they have the delicate beauty of cherry blossoms, and set the perfect tone for his story.

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