I Love You, Baby!

Illustrated by Judi Abbot
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About The Book

From the team behind My Grandparents Love Me comes a sweet celebration of the love between a parent and a new baby.

Three tiny words—I Love You,
Seem too small for me to show,
How much I love you Baby


There is no love quite like the love between a parent and child. This sweet meditation on all of the things a parent loves about his or her little one is illustrated with a variety of irresistible animal families.

About The Author

Claire Freedman is the author of several picture books, including Pirates Love Underpants!; Dinosaurs Love Underpants!; Aliens Love Underpants!; Snuggle Up, Sleepy Ones; One Magical Day; A Magical Christmas; Dilly Duckling, and My Grandparents Love Me. She lives in Essex, England.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (August 2017)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781481499040
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8

Raves and Reviews

A love song of sorts from parent to child, illustrated with animal families and a surfeit of snuggles. First-person, rhyming verse expresses parental love for children, with double-page spreads devoted to animal families that exemplify each loving statement. In keeping with the singular first-person text and title, there is always one parent on a given spread, but the number of offspring depicted varies. An early spread depicts a family of cheetahs or leopards lounging in a tree with text reading "I love your sleepy wake-up smile, as we start our day. / I love our morning cuddles, and the way we laugh and play." The closing picture is of a house cat curled up in an armchair with five kittens at day's end alongside text that reads "So snuggle down and close your eyes, the night is soft and still. / I love you, love you, love you, and I always, always will!" Between these feline lovefests, polar bears, dogs, bees, snakes, and many other animals, all anthropomorphized to greater or lesser extent, appear in affectionate tableaux to accompany the text. The sweet-as-sugar illustrations are painted in an Easter-egg palette with rounded forms and occasional heart embellishments to reinforce the text's theme. Sure to find love on the baby-shower circuit. (Picture book. 1-3) 

– Kirkus Reviews, 7/1/17

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