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Thursday 9 June 2011

Review: The Five Senses of Love

The Five Senses of Love is a gorgeous book. It shows love and representations of love through the five senses. Sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch.

“I can see love in Mum’s eyes, when she tells me the story of the night I was born.”

“I can hear love when my brother pushes me on my swing and the wind whistles past my ears.”

“Love is in the air when my Grandma gives me her biggest cuddle in a cloud of perfume. That’s when I smell love.”

“I can taste love in the yummy food packed in my lunchbox.”

“I can feel love when I am pushing the baby’s pram.”

This book is warm and filled with family which help to make the concept of the five senses personal and accessible for a child to relate to.

It has been executed beautifully. I can see why it has been received well by early childhood education and parenting sectors. It would be great to read-a-loud.

The illustrations are super cute water colours. I could see this working really well as a board book too.

You can buy this online at the Potoroo Website.

LATE BREAKING NEWS: Poteroo Publishing have confirmed some exciting news. The Five Senses of Love has been picked up for translation/distribution in Korea. Congratulations from KBR!

Title: The Five Senses of Love
Author: Janet Parsons
Illustrator: Claire Richards
Publisher: Potoroo Publishing, $25 RRP
Publication Date: 2010
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780646544885
For ages: 2+
Picture Book