In this book, a board book made with round corners to save little eyes and heavy card pages to survive the inevitable slobber from the love demonstrated by chewing and sucking, Japanese Yusuke Yonezu uses diecuts to demonstrate how love completes things.
Animals are shown next to empty spaces, then their images are mirrored to make not only a bit of up close and personal, but also a new shape. Two little red birds nestle up to create a heart, a big and little elephant slot together to make a semi-circle, bears cuddle up to make a square ….
Simple, one line, repetitive text sits quietly beside the bold illustrations. –
Other titles that employ the same bold illustrations, die cut pages and simple text include, Who is Smiling? Bottoms Up! Why Cry? and Triangles at present although others come and go.
The author and illustrator Yukuke Yonezu was born in Tokyo. As a child he loved to draw and make toys out of paper and boxes, later he studied design. He is the creator of numerous books for young children.