School Library Journal: A joyous celebration of love and family
An abundance of adverbs fill this book of “animally” love. “I love you powerfully like an ox./I love you busily like a bee./I love you doggedly like a flea.” Adverbs match well with each animal’s characteristics – “friskily like a foal,” “boldly like a ram” – and the rhyme works with each sentence pair.

Vignette-style illustrations on a white background with pencil drawings and watercolors repeat with one full-page vignette always accompanied by two smaller ones.

With rounded corners and heavy-stock glossy paper, it has the look and feel of an oversize board book.

VERDICT A warm read-aloud with potential for teaching an English class.

-- School Library Journal