Score: 95+/100 (9.5+ out of 10)
What I See is Love is a powerful and beautiful children's book by Gabriella Fiorletta, and clearly one of the best children's books to come through our contest.
The book explores all of the different ways people in our lives and members of our community show and demonstrate LOVE.
Love comes in many forms and is shown in many ways. Sometimes, it's something obvious like a hug or kiss, other times it's something subtle like letting someone play a game with us.
Love can be shown when a crossing guard makes sure the kids get across the street safely. Love can be shown by the teacher who greets us in the morning and teaches us exciting, new things. Love can be shown when someone reads with us, talks to us, and spends time with us.
Love can be shown when we pick up after ourselves or clean up the environment. Love can be shown when we're courteous, respectful, and considerate to others.
Love is shown by soldiers who go off to serve our country, which is featured prominently yet subtly in this book (it is implied that the main character's father is a soldier being deployed, which leads to many of the other things that happen in it).
This is a really, really beautiful book with an extraordinary message for kids.
It's a very important message for kids.
It is so easy to forget or not recognize all of the love shown to us.
This book is also spectacular to look at. We LOVED the illustrations! They have a very hand-drawn, hand-colored look as if crafted and colored with a crayon or color pencil! It's a very genuine look and feel.
It's also very colorful, something that will appeal to most children.
There is also a cute little part when the main character, in the absence of her father who is off to war, worries about things like dinosaurs, fire-breathing unicorns (didn't ever think that was a thing), and spiders. However, her mother tells her to leave some sweets out for them so that they'll eat that instead of her. It's a weird, quirky, and cool part of the book that we really liked!
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