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Love Is Here

Love Is Here

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*A highly recommended title for any library shelf. A lovely look at love. --Kirkus reviews (starred review)

A tender and lyrical story about a child's magical journey in search of Love. Perfect for fans of Corinna Luyken and Matt de la Peña.

Listen. Do you hear it?
Hidden up in the storm clouds, stored up and waiting. It's time for a celebration.
Love is here.

Told through poetic and lyrical text and accompanied by lush watercolor illustrations, a child takes a magical journey in search of love, only to find that it lived everywhere, in everything, even in one's own backyard. A celebration of the interconnectedness of our lives and proof that love is all around you--if you look closely enough for it. Even when the world feels darkest, love is here. Perfect for those looking to teach kindness and empathy to little ones.

Praise for Love is Here

*Readers are gifted with spectacular double-page spreads of bold watercolor and gouache illustrations that capture the mystery, grandeur, and immensity of love. Many picture books have been written about the subject matter, but this one elegantly treads familiar grounds. --Kirkus reviews (starred review)

Vibrant watercolor and gouache scenes make up author-illustrator Malbrough's poetic paean . . . a chance to see how wonder can be shared--a fitting conclusion to this ebullient book. --Publishers Weekly

Author: Mike Malbrough
Publisher: Flamingo Books
Published: 12/21/2021
Pages: 40
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.10lbs
Size: 10.10h x 11.30w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9780593203521
Audience: Ages 4-8

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 11/08/2021
Kirkus Reviews 12/01/2021
School Library Journal 01/01/2022 pg. 63

About the Author
Mike Malbrough ( was a freelance graphic designer, comic book artist, performer, and teacher with a career spanning two decades before beginning his career as a picture book author-illustrator. He is the director of ORNG Ink, an after-school studio for young artists, and has received several awards and honors for his work in the community with children and teens. Mike lives in Orange, New Jersey, with his wife, two adventurous kids, and a cat named Agnes who hates him. Mike is the author-illustrator of Marigold Bakes a Cake and Marigold Finds the Magic Words. He is also the illustrator of Ariel Bernstein's Warren & Dragon series. Follow Mike on Twitter @studiomalbrough.

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