Love Circles the World
Written by Marion Young
Illustrated by Christina Mattison Ebert
Love Circles the World celebrates love in diverse cultures and countries around the world. Discover how love is shared in concrete ways through the five senses. Hear the songs of a sitar in India. Taste tortillas tingle the tongue in Mexico. See fireworks light up the night sky in the United States of America. Come on a heartwarming journey from Brazil to Australia, Japan to Egypt, Antarctica to the United States of America.
Children's Picture Book
Grade level: Preschool-Kindergarten
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"Love Circles the World is perfect for all kids (even this 85-year-old kid), especially preschool to third-grade youngsters. The poetry, pictures, and colors are amazing. I love the world map. And to include the flags of each selected nation is a real coup since it added more color, enhancing the visual effects of the book even further. Thanks a bunch for a well written and amply illustrated book."
Ignacio Gonzalez, English Teacher, Retired
"Love Circles the World is an enchanting peek into cultures around the globe. Its message of family and love is so simple it’s sublime. The artwork is elegant and touching. Love Circles the World is certain to become a favorite, inspirational book children will read over and over. I’m a fan of Marion Young and hope she gives us many more such uplifting books in the future."
Margaret Lukas, author of Farthest House
Reviews of Love Circles the World
"The picture book Love Circles the World works on so many levels. Marion Young and illustrator Christina Mattison Ebert have fashioned a warm and magical trip that defines love. Children (and adults reading to children) will find all five senses engaged as they travel the world, exploring other countries and cultures while witnessing acts of love. This book shows children how to show love toward others. And this book is fun! I smiled a lot. I especially enjoyed the cleverly illustrated gondola ride inside the giant bowl of pasta in Italy. A highly recommended book."
Christine DeSmet, fiction author and writing teacher,
University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Love Circles the World is a wonderful book. I am enthusiastic in the use of this book as a learning tool in regards for different cultures. It is artistic with stunning pictures and poetry." Dr. Deena Gandhi
"Love Circles the World takes parents and children alike on a vibrant journey around the globe, fueled by the renewable resource of love. Through Christina Ebert's dynamic depictions, author Marion Young's words leap off the page and go straight into our children's hearts. This book is sure to leave the next generation feeling optimistic about the world, so their dreams may stay alive whether they are sleeping or wide awake!"
Rabbi Marshal Klaven
Author of Taste of Torah: A Little Nosh of D'rash
"Love Circles the World is a delightful book combing fun and fantasy while providing parents and teachers an educational tool to discuss feelings. Often children do not know how to express their emotions. Love Circles the World introduces children to feelings in a unique and engaging manner. It is only a short step from understanding the emtoions presented in the book and recognizing one's own. The author, Marion Young, skillfully gives children concrete ways to demonstrate the many facets of love. I highly recommend Love Circles the World."
Dr. Shirley Gruen