Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Where Does Love Come From?

Where Does Love Come From?

Illustrator:  Milena Kirkova 
Novelty Book
For ages 3 to 5
Accord Publishing, 2011   ISBN: 978-1449408398

At some point, most children want to know where love comes from and they ask the question that is so hard to answer. How does one explain where loves comes from? Thankfully, this book provides grownups with the means to explore this important topic in a child-friendly way.

   When we open the book we begin an adventure, looking for the place where loves come from. We are asked if we think it “grows on a tree.” The artwork shows lovely green trees with little hearts growing on them, and some of the hearts have cut outs to reveal pieces of the page that follows. On the next spread we are asked if love “lights up the sky” and we go up into space to see the moon, planets and stars dancing in a beautiful heart-speckled sky. Next we go to a flower- filled garden where we wonder if love blooms in a garden.

   With its sturdy pages and heart-shaped cut outs on all but one spread, this charming book will delight little children and their grownups.