Monday, April 4, 2016

Picture Book Review: Love Is My Favorite Thing by Emma Chichester Clark

Title: Love Is My Favorite Thing
Author: Emma Chichester Clark
Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books
Publication Date: November 24, 2015

Starring an enthusiastic pooch whose joy, optimism and love know no bounds, this lively picture book is based on Emma Chichester Clark's own dog, and joyfully celebrates unconditional love.

Plum has lots of favorite things--catching sticks, her bear, her bed--but really, LOVE is her absolute favorite thing. She loves her family and all the things they do together. Sometimes, however, Plum's exuberance causes trouble, and she just can't help being naughty. But fortunately, love is such a great thing that even when she makes mistakes, Plum's family still adores her. 

My Thoughts:
Plum loves many things; her bed, her bear, playing catch... but her favorite thing of all is LOVE! She loves her neighbors and her family that loves her even when she forgets to be a good girl and makes big mistakes. 

This is a cute story about a dog that loves love itself more than anything else. I really liked the way the author translated the overly excited 'voice' of the dog. The watercolor-type illustrations are very cute. I especially loved the flying feathers page! My daughter especially loved tracking Plum from picture to picture and laughed at her naughty 'exploits'. 

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