Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Love is a handful of honey

Love is a handful of honey

Giles Andreae
Illustrator:  Vanessa Cabban 
Board Book
For ages 2 to 5
Tiger Tales, 2007   ISBN: 978-1589258181

Do you ever have those moments when you wonder what love is? Well, love is that feeling you have when you “leap out of bed” first thing in the morning full of excitement, and looking forward to the day ahead. It is that feeling you have when your parents cuddle you in bed and tickle your feet, making you laugh.

It can also be the feeling that you have when set off for an adventure with your friends “hoping that the day never ends.” Love is what you feel when you splash through puddles after a rain shower and when you see a rainbow.

It is also what you feel when you get home and share your day with your parents as you have your bath. It is the coziness that you feel when you read your bedtime story. And it is the wonderful feeling you have when you share that last good night snuggle before going to sleep.

In this wonderfully warming and cozy board book a little bear shares his day with us, from his getting up in the morning to his falling asleep at night. We discover that his day is full of love filled moments, moments that you and I might not even consider as being lovey moments but that he does. His words reminds us that one can find love in all kinds of places, if you just keep an open mind, and an open heart.