Love (Board book)
Love is patient, love is gentle and kind, love celebrates the joys of others. Inspired by the much-loved and well-known passage from the Bible (1 Corinthians 13:4-8), Love wraps little ones up in the embrace of gentle words and sweet illustrations. Author Casey Rislov and Illustrator Rachael Balsaitis are the award-winning team of Love is Forever.
About the Author
Casey Rislov holds a master's degree in elementary education and is endorsed in early childhood and special needs. She taught for many years at a local developmental preschool and currently stays home with her two young children. Casey's best seller, Love is Forever (April 2015), allowed her to share a tender side of herself. And she is excited to continue the theme of love using gentle words, sweet illustrations, and embracing the favorite bible passages from Corinthians in her new baby board book, Love.
PW Star Review. "Inspired by the biblical passage 1 Corinthians 13:4–8 (“Love is patient, love is kind...”), often read at wedding ceremonies, the team behind Love Is Forever returns to showcase a sweet family of anthropomorphic owls. Instead of focusing on romantic love, though, Rislov employs the lens of familial and communal affection. Balsaitis’s soft illustrations have a cozy, emotive feel. A series of love-centered adages serve as an affirming read from guardians to their young loved ones." —Publishers Weekly
"Casey Rislov’s picture book story, Love, is a simple retelling of the words from 1 Corinthians. The many facets of love are told in a way that young readers can understand and appreciate, using simple language, repetitive words (like love, of course) so young readers can learn to read this themselves. Each new concept of “Love is…” is accompanied by a delightful illustration, bright and colorful, and the powerful four-letter word, “Love”, is hidden or interwoven in the picture, sometimes more than once." —Readers Favorite
"Inspired by the much-loved and well-known passage from the Bible (1 Corinthians 13:4-8), Love wraps little ones up in the embrace of gentle words and sweet illustrations. Children's book author Casey Rislov and artist/illustrator Rachael Balsaitis (the award-winning team of Love is Forever) have collaborated to create Love, a sweetly beautiful board book for children ages 1-3. Love is very highly recommended for family, daycare center, preschool, and community library collections with its biblical message that Love is patient, love is gentle and kind, love celebrates the joys of others." —Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Reviews