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Love Is a Handful of Honey Hardcover – August 1, 1999


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Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Little Tiger Pr (August 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1888444584
  • ISBN-13: 978-1888444582
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 10.1 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,966,726 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Library Journal

PreSchool-K-Cabban captures and communicates the perpetual motion of a carefree toddler. The rhyming text follows a young bear through a day of normal doings (walking with parents, a picnic with friends, bath time). Each double-page spread shows the smiling youngster finding love in an activity. "Love is splish-splashing through puddles,/And love's getting soaked in the rain./Love is a rainbow that bursts through the sky/When the Sun begins shining again." The book is saved from being overly sweet, though just barely, by the exuberance of the watercolor-and-ink illustrations. This book is meant for one-on-one sharing, and youngsters will enjoy searching for the tiny mice that follow the young bear and his friends on their adventures. If your copy of Sam McBratney's Guess How Much I Love You (Candlewick, 1995) sees a lot of action, this book will too.
Timothy Capehart, Leominster Public Library, MA
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Kirkus Reviews

A little bear's day is filled with lovebig, small, buzzing, wet, and sweet. Andreae points out that love can cover a much wider range of experiences than simple romantic notions, and may not even involve another person: ``Love is a feeling of laughing out loud,'' or, more insipidly, ``Love is a rainbow that bursts through the sky when the sun begins shining again.'' Where there is a connection to another person or creature, ``Love is when somebody quietly listens to everything you've got to say.'' Making friends with bees, slurping handfuls of honey, and bursting to share the day's adventures with family at bathtime are some of the more original expressions of feeling that ring true. Cabban's illustrations show the little bear's world as a secure, happy placejust the kind of home where love abounds. (Picture book. 3-7) -- Copyright ©1999, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

More About the Author

Giles Andreae is the award-winning and bestselling author of Rumble in the Jungle, The Lion Who Wanted to Love and keep Love in Your Heart, Little One. Giles is also the creator and voice behind Purple Ronnie. He lives in London.

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Sweet and cute story.
Laura C. George
I believe this is how Jesus would describe love to a child...in amazing analogies like the Bible is full of.
Clay Anderson
I read it to him every time he was here, which was often, and sometimes read it more than once each visit!
Candi K

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Carole Burrage on April 5, 2000
Format: Hardcover
My mother-in-law gave this book to my son for Valentine's Day, and it is a delight! The watercolor illustrations are just terrific, and the bears who star in the story are so sweet and snuggly-looking, you'll (almost) wish for a product tie-in -- that's saying a lot! Even better, the prose describes the different ways we can show each other love. One of the lines from the book (``Love is when somebody quietly listens to everything you've got to say.'') has served as a gentle reminder to me to be more patient with my son's constant chatter. I can't think of a more loving way to say goodnight to a child than reading this special book out loud.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 31, 2000
Format: Hardcover
I just love this book! I read this book almost daily to my daughter. We just love the sing-songy rhyme about love. It is a great bed-time story, giving children happy thoughts to go to bed with. Wonderful!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michael J. Stuart on May 21, 2000
Format: Hardcover
My one year old absolutely loves this book. It is one of the sweetest and most enjoyable stories I have read. The words just put you in a loving mood. I have read this so many times that I have memorized it. I have tried hiding the book, but she always manages to find it and crawls into my lap to hear it one more time. It is truly "a great bedtime story". I have decide to get another one so when she grows up, she can share it with her children.
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My husband and I have been reading this book to our baby-to-be since the first week of my pregnancy (we are now at 26 weeks). Of all the books we've read, this is definitely our favorite. It's the perfect way to end our day (we're hoping our little baby boy feels the same way).
Check out barewalls.com for 3 different posters based on illustrations from the book! I just ordered a couple to hang in the nursery.
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By Kate on September 13, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This is one of the sweetest children's books I have everread. It brings back warm, carefree, childhood memories. My 18-month old loves to hear it at bedtime and giggles everytime....
The illustrations are just beautiful. I'm thinking about decorating the walls in my daughter's new room with some of the drawings from the book, but I'll definitely need to call on some artist friends for help. END
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Grandchildren still have not hurt this book. Other books have been ripped or chewed. They enjoy the books but at one-year-old they are still learning the proper care of books.
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It is a good book, well written, and great pictures, but I do have other books that my LO and I like better.
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This was a favorite story for me and my grandson! I read it to him every time he was here, which was often, and sometimes read it more than once each visit! I highly recommend it.
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