I Love You (Almost Always)

A Pop-Up Book of Friendship

By Anna Llenas (Author)


Pub Date 2/4/2020

ISBN 9781454939504

Format Hardcover Picture Book



I Love You (Almost Always)

A Pop-Up Book of Friendship

by Anna Llenas
When two creatures are different, can they still be pals? A sweet pop-up book about friendship, from the creator of The Color Monster.
Ralph is a roly-poly. Rita is a firefly. They are very different, and that is why they like each other . . . until, one day, they don’t. Rita thinks Ralph’s shell is too hard, and Ralph thinks Rita shines too brightly. Is their friendship in trouble? Or can they find a way to compromise? This celebration of love between two besties wows with amazing 3-D pop-ups on every page. It’s the perfect gift for Valentine’s—or any—Day.
“Insect friends find ways of coping with each other's differences. As with Llenas' The Color Monster (2018), the magnificent art will prove a [strong] draw . . . Gatefolds, inset booklets, immense multilayered pop-ups that seem to burst up as they open, and pull tabs that create big, broad movements enhance illustrations created from layers and assemblages of large and small cut-paper bits, all further energized with transparent colors and added scribbly lines. Though Ralph and Rita have buglike attributes, they look like humans (both white) in costumes. Younger audiences will likely pay more attention to the tabs and pop-ups than the theme, but both pals are drawn with large, expressive faces that make it easy to track the ins and outs of their close, if occasionally stressed, relationship. The art pops—and pops up.” —Kirkus -

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Anna Llenas is the author and illustrator of several books for children, including The Color Monster. She lives in Barcelona, Spain, and can be found online at annallenas.com.

Title Details

Pages 22 pages, all in color

Trim 9.87 x 9.87 x 0 Inches

Territories US/Can/Mexico/South & Central America

Category Picture Books

Age Range 3 to 7

The Color Monster

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