I Am Love
A Book of Compassion
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- Publication Date: September 17, 2019
- Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
- Trim Size: 8 x 8
- ISBN: 9781419737268
- Page Count: 32
- Illustrations: full-color illustrations throughout
- Rights: World/All
Companion to I Am Human and I Am Peace
“Practical and empowering for young ones learning how to emotionally attend to themselves and others.” —Kirkus Reviews
Celebrate kindness, compassion, self-care, and love in all its forms in this beautifully illustrated book!
Love means showing kindness, living with gratitude, and taking care of our minds and bodies. Letting our hearts lead the way can help move us closer to a better world. “I put my hands on my heart and listen. And that is where I find the answer: I have compassion. I act with tenderness. I am love.”
I Am Love asks readers to look inward when they feel afraid, angry, hurt, or sad. When a storm is brewing inside us and the skies grow dark, the transformative power of love lets the light back in. Includes heart-opening yoga poses and a guided meditation.
I Am Me
I Am Yoga
I Am Peace
I Am Human
I Am One
I Am Courage
I Am . . . A Box of Goodness!
"Emphasizing Verde's common themes of mindfulness and emotional presence, the main character demonstrates expressions of love ranging from keeping their own "mind and body safe and healthy" to careful listening to others. . . Verde provides extensive backmatter, including yoga poses and a heart meditation. These addenda enrich the narrative and provide useful context for the relationship skills outlined in the text. Practical and empowering for young ones learning how to emotionally attend to themselves and others."Kirkus Review —
"The illustrations are clean and colorful against a contrasting background. . . A beautiful tool for teaching love, empathy, and self-care."School Library Journal —
About the author
Susan Verde is the author of the instant #1 New York Times bestseller I Am Human. Her books include The Museum, You and Me, I Am Yoga, I Am Peace, My Kicks and Rock ‘n’ Roll Soul. A certified yoga and wellness instructor, she lives in East Hampton, New York with her family. Find out more at www.susanverde.com. Peter H. Reynolds is the renowned illustrator behind the bestselling Judy Moody and Stink series, as well as many other award-winning picture books, including The Dot and Ish. He lives in Dedham, Massachusetts.