Love Is for Roaring (Hardcover)

Love Is for Roaring By Mike Kerr, Renata Liwska (Illustrator) Cover Image

Love Is for Roaring (Hardcover)

By Mike Kerr, Renata Liwska (Illustrator)


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Hugs and kisses and lovey-dovey stuff isn't for all of us! A not-too-sweet story about a fierce and grumpy lion who maybe does know what he loves after all.

Today the fierce, fearsome Lion is supposed to show his love. But that makes him grumpy.

“What do you love?” Mouse asks Lion.
Lion doesn't love lovey-dovey stuff.
Hugs? Kisses? NO WAY!
But Mouse wonders, doesn't Lion love . . .
to growl? Love to roar?
Hmm, maybe Lion likes that.
Doesn't he love to run? Love to chase?
Actually, maybe Lion loves that.
And maybe he DOES love to share his love.

With a simple, humorous text and playful illustrations from New York Times bestselling Renata Liwska, this story is a charming, unconventional exploration of the many ways there are to show our love!

Mike Kerr and Renata Liwska are the creators of Love is Is for Roaring and Crafty Llama. They have successfully collaborated before-at home in their native Canada, doing or avoiding chores, and on the road, sketching at any trendy coffee shop they come across.
Renata is the best-selling and award-winning illustrator of many books, including Red Wagon and The Quiet Book, written by Deborah Underwood. Mike is an instructor of illustration at the Alberta University of the Arts.

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Product Details ISBN: 9781681191249
ISBN-10: 1681191245
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books
Publication Date: January 18th, 2022
Pages: 32
Language: English

“A genuine conversation about love and expressing it. A comforting support of the right to make love-related decisions; softness in a slightly sad world.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Soft-edged, whimsically anthropomorphized animals are downright adorable. . . Young readers . . . will see that despite having different outlooks, there are many ways to work together. A sweet meditation on the value of creating, regardless of use.” —Kirkus Reviews on CRAFTY LLAMA

“The illustrations are cozy and delightful, just like the text. A fun and inspiring read-aloud for student makers.” —School Library Journal on CRAFTY LLAMA