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Love Waves

by Rosemary Wells

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As with "Mama Don't Go," Wells tackles the subject of separation anxiety, this time from the perspective of a little bunny's mother and father. As each one prepares to leave for work, leaving the child in the care of the other, there are comforting words and waves. Throughout their workday, the parents think of their little one at home, sending "love waves" his way. Similar to radio waves, the love waves travel through the air and let the child know that mommy or daddy is thinking of him and is coming home soon. Gentle rhymes pair nicely with Wells' signature illustrations, done in warm and cozy pastels. A solid addition for libraries with a strong Rosemary Wells following, or for libraries looking to supplement their picture books that deal with separation issues.
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  KimJD | Apr 8, 2013 |
Love has no bounds, with cute bunnies. ( )
  Sullywriter | Apr 3, 2013 |
NCLA Review: Rosemary Wells has written or illustrated more than 120 books for children and has received numerous awards. LOVE WAVES is a sweet book for young children that shows a way to comfort and ease separation anxiety. In a family of bunnies, mama bunny goes off to work and sends love waves to baby bunny until they can be together again. The illustrations are colorful and beautifully done in pastels. The size of the text is appropriate and easy to follow. Ages up 7. Rating: 4 —PD ( )
  ncla | Mar 13, 2012 |
It’s hard when Mom and Dad go off to work. Children miss their parents during the long time they are separated. Did you know that parents send love waves to their children? The love waves can go “around the world, around the sun” and “they can fly a thousand miles or one.”

Beautiful sparkling love waves zip across the page from parents to children, to remind children that their parents love them and are thinking of them.

“Out of my office window, can you hear me sing,
over the noise of the city, the song of the Pirate King?
I send love waves speeding,
flying as fast as birds, catching rides in taxis…
silvery ribbons of words:
‘Daddy is coming. He’s on his way.’” ( )
  debnance | Dec 5, 2011 |
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How to comfort a young child who misses a special person when he or she is away? A treasured picturebook creator has the perfect solution.

Love Waves are what we send to our loved ones until we can be together again. Invisible and strong, they can fly across town or around the world, proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that neither time nor space can keep love from ? nding its target. Combining a wonderfully concrete concept with her cozy pastel illustrations, Rosemary Wells offers an ingenious way to ease the separation anxiety many children feel when parents go to work, or live in separate homes; when close friends or relatives move, or live far away; or whenever a loved one's absence calls for an extra dose of reassurance.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:54:40 -0400)

While they are at work a mother and father send powerful "love waves" to their child at home, offering reassurance and comfort in their absence.

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