“And I Love You” Children’s Book Review

By Shannon Gosney
In Book Review
January 8, 2011
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In October of 2010, Scholastic released a simple and cute children’s book – And I Love You!  And I Love You was written by Ruth Krauss and illustrated by Steven Kellogg.  You can purchase the book online or in stores, retailing for $16.99.


Originally published in 1987 as Big and Little, with pastel illustrations by Mary Szilagyi, Ruth Krauss’s words are re-interpreted by acclaimed illustrator Steven Kellogg in the all-new picture book And I Love You.

With comforting simplicity and gentle rhythms, Ruth Krauss celebrates the expansiveness of love between a parent and a child.  In Steven Kellogg’s luminous illustrations, a cat and her kitten discover the excitement and intimacy of sharing stories.  As the pages turn and the landscapes evolve from forests to fields to sweeping ocean vistas, the tender bond that unites the cat and her kitten is deepened and enriched, making And I Love You an enchanting gift that will warm hearts both big and little.

Ruth Krauss (1911-1993) is the author of more than thirty books for children.  She is known for such classics as I’ll Be You and You Be Me, Charlotte and the White Horse, and A Hole Is to Dig, all illustrated by Maurice Sendak, as well as The Carrot Seed, illustrated by her husband, Crockett Johnson.

Steven Kellogg has illustrated more than one hundred books, including Is Your Mama a Llama? by Deborah Guarino, If You Decide to Go to the Moon by Faith McNulty, How Much Is a Million? by David M. Schwartz, and The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash by Trinka Hakes Noble.  Visit him online at www.stevenkellogg.com.

By Ruth Krauss
Illustrated by Steven Kellogg
October 2010
Scholastic Press; $16.99; Ages 1-4


This was a cute and simple book about love between a parent and child.  My boys enjoyed my reading it to them and I’m glad I had the opportunity to talk about it on The Mommy-Files.  I look forward to reading more of Ruth Krauss’s books!

I received a copy of “And I Love You” from Scholastic and Ruth Krauss to facilitate this review.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

One Response to ““And I Love You” Children’s Book Review”

  1. Hey, very informative post. Well done, admin

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