We Love Each Other by Yusuke Yonezu

I adore this book so much that it has become my go-to choice for gift giving. From bird couplets to turtle duos to bear pairs, the message of loving one another comes through in the simple and delightful drawings Yonezu is known for. What takes We Love Each Other from delightful to ingenious are the peek-a-boo illustrations that expand this little book into an enchanting primer on geometric shapes and color.

Our favorite loving couplet were the mama and baby elephant. Their color — grey.  Their shape — semicircle. The first time we read it, I pointed out how the mommy was protecting her baby. Thereafter, whenever we reached this page, Olivia would point and intone, “Mommy protecting.”  How blessed she is to live this truth.

We Love Each Other is simply perfect.

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