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Enchanting illustrations perfectly complement a tender story about a young boy who has plenty of love to give—and is loved in return—in this gentle, rhythmic picture book illustrated by Tomie dePaola!

A young boy tells his animal friends just how much he loves them, starting with a little mouse who deserves a warm nest and a nibble of cheese and ending when his own father tucks him lovingly into bed. Sweet and comforting, this is the perfect story to share with little ones.

About The Author

John Graham (1926-2007) was a longtime professor of English at the University of Virginia.

About The Illustrator

Photograph © Laurent Linn

Tomie dePaola (1934–2020) was the beloved author and/or illustrator of more than 270 books for young readers, including the children’s classic Strega Nona. He was the recipient of the Newbery Honor, Caldecott Honor, and the 2011 Children’s Literature Legacy Award for “significant and lasting contribution to children’s literature.” A native of Connecticut, Mr. dePaola studied at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and spent much of his life in New London, New Hampshire. Visit his work online at

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (March 29, 2022)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781534494909
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8
  • Lexile ® 390L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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