Hands Say Love

by George Shannon and Taeeun Yoo

Many ways that “I love you” is conveyed through deeds rather than words... read more

Many ways that “I love you” is conveyed through deeds rather than words are detailed in a rhyming narrative paired with tender illustrations showing a family of two adults and three small children. The comfort and warmth of this picture book is in both the observant text and in the art that extends the narrative with familiar scenes of daily family life. Gentle hands wake a child up in the morning. Busy hands of adults and children hold and help and create and play throughout the day (“Hands that hold a bite to share. Hands that bring the silverware”). Gentle hands again tuck a child in at night. “Hands that do all they can do are also saying 'I love you.’” (Ages 2–5)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2015

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