Love by Corinne Averiss and illustrated by Kirsti Beautyman

About the book

Funny, emotional and uplifting picture book about separation and love, to help children understand their emotions.

Everyone loves everyone in Tess’s house, but when Tess has to leave for school for the very first time, she is worried that her family’s love might not stretch that far. Mum explains that love is like a string, it connects people together even when they are far away. At school Tess notices that all the children have strings! Some are new, some are old, some stretch a long way, and some even stretch right up into the sky. But what happens when a string breaks?

Published by Quarto

Love

About the creators

Corrinne Averiss is the author of My Pet Star, winner of the Sainsbury’s Children’s Book of the Year, he Stockport Children’s Book Awards and in over 450,000 homes as part of Booktrust’s Pyjamarama campaign.

Her first book, A Dot in the Snow, illustrated by Fiona Woodcock, was shortlisted for the CILIP Greenaway award, featured on CBeebies’ Bedtime Stories and in The Sunday Times’ Books of the Year. 

She is the author of Joy, Hope, Sorrel and the Sleepover, The Boy on the Bench and Floss the Playground Boss. 

She is drawn to themes of identity and belonging in her books and aims to deliver big feelings with humour and tenderness.

Corrinne Averiss

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