My Love for You Is Always

Illustrated by Michelle Lee
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Hardcover
$16.99 US
On sale Sep 07, 2021 | 32 Pages | 9780593203071
Warm like tea? Sweeter than red dates? A mother shares her love for her child as the two prepare a delicious meal together--perfect for fans of Guess How Much I Love You, Wherever You Are My Love Will Find You, and Mama, Do You Love Me?

What is love? a child wonders. What does it feel like, smell like, taste like? How does it move? How long does it last?

And as she prepares a traditional Chinese meal for her family, the child's mother replies: her love for him is rosy as wolfberries, warm like tea, sweeter than the red dates she puts in his soup. It shines through the water like its own brilliant sun. It goes round and round with no beginning and no end. Because a mother's love for a child is always there, warm and soft, broad and tender.

In this tender story that pairs beautifully poetic words with brilliantly stunning art, a mother's love comes alive on the page and wraps readers in its warm embrace.
 
Praise for My Love for You Is Always:
 
* "This perfect marriage of illustrations and lyrical writing celebrates the affection that’s expressed through a lovingly cooked meal. . . . This lovefest is a feast for all the senses." --Kirkus Reviews, *STARRED REVIEW*
* "Warm, wonderful . . . From start to finish, it's a charming and delicious tale." --BookPage, *STARRED REVIEW*

"In the vein of such familiar titles as Guess How Much I Love You and Mama, Do You Love Me? Sze creates a warm, tender look at love [and] a timeless tale of a mother’s infinite love . . . Asian ­culture and food references add a layer of depth to this story, providing a fresh version of a time-honored conversation." --School Library Journal
 
"As satisfying as a gentle hug—or a tasty dumpling." --Booklist
© Nadia Zheng
Gillian Sze (gilliansze.com) is the author of multiple poetry collections, as well as a bedtime story for children (The Night is Deep and Wide, illustrated by Sue Todd). She studied creative writing at Concordia University and received a PhD in études anglaises from Université de Montréal. Originally from Winnipeg, Gillian now lives with her family in Montreal, where she teaches creative writing and literature.You can follow Gillian on Twitter and Instagram @gilliansze. View titles by Gillian Sze
Michelle Lee (mklillustration.com) was born and raised in Southern California. She studied printmaking and biology at UC Berkeley and earned her MS in education at the University of Pennsylvania while working as a K-8 science teacher. When not illustrating picture books, Michelle works as a freelance illustrator/designer and maintains a children's clothing line she co-founded. She enjoys making things, being in nature, and chocolate chip cookies. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband. You can follow Michelle on Instagram @fromthebear. View titles by Michelle Lee

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Warm like tea? Sweeter than red dates? A mother shares her love for her child as the two prepare a delicious meal together--perfect for fans of Guess How Much I Love You, Wherever You Are My Love Will Find You, and Mama, Do You Love Me?

What is love? a child wonders. What does it feel like, smell like, taste like? How does it move? How long does it last?

And as she prepares a traditional Chinese meal for her family, the child's mother replies: her love for him is rosy as wolfberries, warm like tea, sweeter than the red dates she puts in his soup. It shines through the water like its own brilliant sun. It goes round and round with no beginning and no end. Because a mother's love for a child is always there, warm and soft, broad and tender.

In this tender story that pairs beautifully poetic words with brilliantly stunning art, a mother's love comes alive on the page and wraps readers in its warm embrace.
 
Praise for My Love for You Is Always:
 
* "This perfect marriage of illustrations and lyrical writing celebrates the affection that’s expressed through a lovingly cooked meal. . . . This lovefest is a feast for all the senses." --Kirkus Reviews, *STARRED REVIEW*
* "Warm, wonderful . . . From start to finish, it's a charming and delicious tale." --BookPage, *STARRED REVIEW*

"In the vein of such familiar titles as Guess How Much I Love You and Mama, Do You Love Me? Sze creates a warm, tender look at love [and] a timeless tale of a mother’s infinite love . . . Asian ­culture and food references add a layer of depth to this story, providing a fresh version of a time-honored conversation." --School Library Journal
 
"As satisfying as a gentle hug—or a tasty dumpling." --Booklist

Author

© Nadia Zheng
Gillian Sze (gilliansze.com) is the author of multiple poetry collections, as well as a bedtime story for children (The Night is Deep and Wide, illustrated by Sue Todd). She studied creative writing at Concordia University and received a PhD in études anglaises from Université de Montréal. Originally from Winnipeg, Gillian now lives with her family in Montreal, where she teaches creative writing and literature.You can follow Gillian on Twitter and Instagram @gilliansze. View titles by Gillian Sze
Michelle Lee (mklillustration.com) was born and raised in Southern California. She studied printmaking and biology at UC Berkeley and earned her MS in education at the University of Pennsylvania while working as a K-8 science teacher. When not illustrating picture books, Michelle works as a freelance illustrator/designer and maintains a children's clothing line she co-founded. She enjoys making things, being in nature, and chocolate chip cookies. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband. You can follow Michelle on Instagram @fromthebear. View titles by Michelle Lee

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