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Sunday 21 July 2019

The Way I Love You

In 2004 David Bedford wrote The Way I Love You, for and about his daughter. Readers can now enjoy sharing this heartwarming story in a  board book version.

Bedford's story captures the friendship between a girl and her dog in a delightful way.

The pair are perfect companions that care for each other. When the little girl falls over dog comes to check on her.

They play and share together, holding a dress-up tea party, with biscuits, yum.

Ann James' warm, gentle and dynamic illustrations clearly show that dog is the little girl's best friend.

They understand each other. Dog asks to play fetch by dropping the ball at her feet.  He listens to her when she tells him that he cannot jump in the bath with her.

The duo are inseparable. They romp together, sharing hugs and kisses. Then as the day winds down they share quite time together; drawing, reading and at bed time they sleep together.

Dog is adored by girl. They make my smile as wide as one their smiles. 'That's the way I love you.'

If you want to share more stories about dogs and pets see the Kids Book Review label, pets.

Title: The Way I Love You
Author: David Bedford
Illustrator: Ann James
Publisher: Little Hare, $14.99
Publication Date: 1 January 2019
Format: Board Book
ISBN: 9781760503383
For ages: 1 – 4
Type: Board Book, Picture Book