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Cute story but it seems like its been done before with The Invisible String by Patrice Karst. This could be a good story to review before school starts though.

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This book explains that no matter where you go love follows you everywhere. While i would personally recommend this book I didn’t dislike it,

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Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for allowing me to read and review this book.

Disclaimer: there was something wrong with the file, where many of the pages didn’t display correctly, so I’m not able to give a fully accurate review on the entire book.

The reason I wanted to read this book is because my toddler has reached the “I love everything stage,” and I’m trying to find resources to help her learn what love means. This is a great book to add to your collection even if you don’t have the same situation. The messaging is sweet and educational, as well as age appropriate for a child to understand. I really enjoyed the art and coloring.

Even though I wasn’t able to see the whole book, I plan on purchasing a physical copy to share with my daughter. We need more books like this.

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Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with this book in exchange for my review! All opinions are my own.

Rating: 5 stars

The illustrations in this book were adorable. I would enjoyed this book if it had been published when I was a young girl. I enjoyed the story about love. It is the perfect read for kids on Valentine's Day.

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This book is cute, with lots of beautiful drawings and an underlying message that is very beautiful and touching. Unfortunately the book didn't load correctly in my app and I wasn't able to download it as epub, so I wasn't able to read and see everything. The things I did see were really great!

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There's no shortage of books to teach love to children, but somehow I haven’t found yet the one that really made sense to me. Until <b>Love</b> by Corrine Averiss.

Absolutely wonderful! I need this in paper!

<i>Thank you Quarto Publishing Group – words & pictures, words & pictures and Netgalley for providing me an eARC of this book in exchange for my honest review!</i>

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Oh what a sweet book! I loved Tess developing strings with people at school but I loved even more that she learned about all the other strings that the children and teachers had. This book would definitely help a child feel less alone when starting a big journey on their own such as school. I also loved that her mom told her that the string will never be broken no matter what happens.

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—Thank you so much to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for the chance to review an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This was so lovely and sweet. It made me tear up quite a lot.

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Loved the illustrations in this children's picture book that teaches about love, parental connections to their children, family love, and the ties that forever bind.

The first day of school for little Tess is stressful as she worries about being away from her mother. Tess learns about being away physically from home but that is an invisible string that connects her to her mom. This reflects the Asian story of the red string that connects people to the ones they love.

A beautiful story for young children, with illustrations that are clear and would be meaningful to them.

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How adorable this book! If you have kids, trying to read with them and explain what love is. Love is not for the boyfriend or girlfriend but for entire family. We should love our family first especially mom and dad, grandma and grandpa.

Loving someone means you like being near them. As near as possibly you can get. This is what mom Tess had said to her. Love will wrap them and kept warm like a scarf whenever they are going including when Tess had visited her grandma and grandpa, the loved will safe stayed there.

The illustration inside the book was so superb and colorful! Kids will definitely love to read it including me as an adult. The words building that use in this book was just okay to understand.

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Thank you NetGalley for the ARC of LOVE by Corrinne Averiss.

This is a beautiful story about a little girl going to school for the first time. Tess is nervous that she won't feel her families love when she's not with them. Her Mom explains that love is like a string and it will connect people no matter how far away they are. It is a wonderful book for kids who are anxious to go to school or be far away from their loved ones.

I will definitely get this book for our library.

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This was really sweet, and would be a great way to calm children with separation anxiety. I loved the illustrations, and thought they matched the lyrical tone of the book perfectly.

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LOVE is a wonderful book about a little girl who feels disconnected from her family on her first day of school, who quickly learns that her family's love is unconditional and never fades. I absolutely loved the illustrations and I would love to purchase this book for my niece.

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I really enjoyed this story and this creative idea on how to explain love to children. I would recommend this for families and classrooms. I really enjoyed the analogies and the visual representations will really work for children.

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Tess's family loves love. It's time for tess start school and be away from her family for the first time. She starts to worry that distance diminishes love. This is a very cute story and perfect for those with first day of school jitters. I also loved the use of strings.

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so sweet! A great intro to love, how it feels, and all of the different kinds. Great illustrations as well.

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This has a very good message that is sweetly delivered.

Tess is blessed to have a warm and lovely family consisting of mother, father, daughter, and son. The time comes for Tess to go to school and she is concerned about leaving her family. Her mother explains that love is a string, connecting people even when they are far away. Tess’s teacher encourages her and reinforces the message. Tess sees other children with strings and one has a string that connects even an absent parent. But how will Tess react at the end of the day when the other children leave and her parents haven’t yet arrived?

This is a lovely picture book and an easy read for young children. The message is beautiful and perfect to share with children who will be experiencing time away from their parents whether for school or perhaps for deployment or medical reasons. The illustrations are clear and charming. I highly recommend this, and I would like to see Ms. Averiss’ previous books too.

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"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. "

In this story, a young girl is experiencing that dreaded separation anxiety felt by so many kids around the world as they go off to school for the first time. For many, it is also their first time away from a prominent caretaker in their family. This book explores the fears, anxieties, frustrations, tenderness, depth, and trust in the love between Tess and her mother.

It was emotional, almost too much so for my 4 1/2 year old who is scared of leaving home next year for school (which is why I thought this book would be lovely for her). It required more explaining than I expected because it's quite metaphorical laced with direct fears which I don't think always mixes well for young readers. It did provide us with a change to talk and reassure and explain a little more, which I appreciated have the framework to do.

The book is gentle, sweet, and illustrated gorgeously. I loved seeing diversity amongst the characters and students of the story.

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A touching and beautifully illustrated children’s book about connection: when we’re with the people we love, when we’re temporarily absent from them, and after their death.

The connection metaphor is shown by a string that links person to person, even to animal companions. The story helps young readers better cope with separation anxiety in a gentle yet impactful way.

5 of 5 Stars

Pub Date 19 Jan 2021
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Thanks to Quarto Publishing Group – words & pictures and NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for my honest review.

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Such a sweet book! Perfect for someone starting school, living in a new home away from a parent or simply starting a new chapter without their loved one next to them. Love follows wherever you are. Beautiful message!

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