And I Love You by Ruth Krauss and Steven Kellogg

Originally published with a different title and illustrations, this is probably one of the lesser known works by Ruth Krauss.

  

Yet there’s something about the simplicity and unpredictability of the text that is memorable, and I love the imaginative way in which Steven Kellogg has reinterpreted it: juxtaposing yet warmly weaving a connection between the big and little elements that coexist, as well as attempting to translate the cosy yet paradoxically horizon-expanding experience of a parent reading together with his or her child.

  

p.s. I don’t suppose it’s any surprise that my favourite lines are: “Big stories… love little words to fly around in”.

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