Honey, I Love

by Eloise Greenfield and Jan Spivey Gilchrist

The poem “Honey, I Love” was published previously as part of a collection... read more

The poem “Honey, I Love” was published previously as part of a collection by Eloise Greenfield ( Honey, I Love and Other Poems ). Now it is the text of an engaging picture book featuring a lively young African American girl. “I love / I love a lot of things, / a whole lot of things / Like...” Greenfield has perfectly captured the voice of a confident and spirited girl as she describes just a few of the things she loves the most, from the sound of her southern cousin’s voice to the joy of laughing. The affirming narrative concludes, “And honey, / I love ME, too.” Jan Spivey Gilchrist’s full-page illustrations accompany a book delightful to read and to listen to. (Ages 3–7)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2004

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