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Love (A Tom Maschler Book) (edition 2001)

by Babette Cole, Babette Cole (Illustrator)

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Title:Love (A Tom Maschler Book)
Authors:Babette Cole
Other authors:Babette Cole (Illustrator)
Info:Jonathan Cape (2001), Hardcover, 24 pages
Collections:Your library, Read but unowned
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I liked the book True Love because it has a main idea of love. It is important for kids to read about love and its importance. The book shows all the different meanings of love such as "love gives you strength." I found the book to be cute and I loved the illustrations because they made the book funny. This book will make kids think about how others view love and why it is important while also getting a laugh. This book is relatable to kids even though it is about a dog. It will show kids that even though they might have a sibling they are not being replaced and their family will always love them. ( )
  mderob1 | Feb 26, 2014 |
I like the book "True Love" because of the plot and strong concepts that it presents to the readers. It pushes the readers to think about a common situation in an unique perspective of a dog. The book is extremely relatable because many families have dogs before having children, however, it was interesting to hear the emotions from a dog's point of view. It can also relate to children who are expecting a new sibling. Many children get nervous that there parents will "forget about them" or feel less important. In the book the dog nervously thinks, "Now that they have a new baby, will there be enough love for the both of us?" It pushes the readers to sympathize for an animal. The central message of this book was being love and displaying love for others. ( )
  jtaylo41 | Feb 26, 2014 |
Babette Cole has such a wonderful, lighthearted way of dealing with issues that children face. Truelove's feelings and actions as he seeks love and attention from his family is a true reflection of what children go through, especially when there is a new person in the family. An emphasis on forgiveness at the end of the story is a nice way to emphasize unconditional love. ( )
  Nhritzuk | Oct 28, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0803727178, Hardcover)

Desperate for the attention of his baby-distracted human family, Truelove, a rather chunky, bug-eyed, spotted, eminently lovable dog, shares gifts (a dead mouse), performances (swinging from the chandelier behind his oblivious audience), and a love song (for which he is ousted from the house for making Baby cry). Crushed, Truelove turns hobo, joining a pack of down-and-out hound dogs. Will he ever be able to teach his family the true meaning of love?

Babette Cole (Prince Cinders, etc.) plays outrageously with cliché in this ironic yet touching story of baby-pet (or sibling) rivalry. Each page is surrounded with little hearts, with platitudes such as "Love cures all hurt" and "You can never escape from love," while Truelove's antics on the pages counter every sentiment. Cole's scribbly watercolors are hilarious, especially in contrast with the sappy sayings they illustrate. Sheepish adults may find themselves giving Rover an extra biscuit tonight—-or taking Baby's big brother or sister out for an ice cream cone. (Ages 4 and older) --Emilie Coulter

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When a new baby arrives, Truelove the dog must teach his family that there is enough love to go around.

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