A Picture Book
Elizabeth McPike; illustrated by Jay Fleck
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
A lyrical, heartfelt picture book celebrating the love between parents and their children.
When a new baby comes into the world, that baby becomes everything cuddly, everything kisses, everything love...everything possible. In other words, everything that matters. And the world is never quite the same again. In Everything You, Elizabeth McPike's simple, poetic text and Jay Fleck's modern graphic and adorable illustrations capture the wonder and love a child brings to our lives.
Praise for Everything You
“A love song to baby. Rhyming verse expresses animal parents' love for their little ones and is accompanied by cartoon-style illustrations of animal families rendered in bold colors and rounded forms. The succinct text pairs nicely with the spare art style, which offers uncluttered spreads focused on the parent-and-child interactions.” —Kirkus Reviews
“In appealing child-directed rhymes, McPike (Little Bitty Friends) adopts the voice of a parent celebrating everything that makes a child special . . . Many families should easily be swayed by its charms.” —Publishers Weekly
“A gentle and simple look at animal families awaiting a new arrival . . . A sweet addition to general picture book collections.” —School Library Journal