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My Love is For You
By (author): Susan Musgrave Illustrated by: Marilyn Faucher
9781459818460 Board book, Picture book, Paper over boards English Juvenile: Age (years) from 0 - 2, Grade (CAN) exact P, Grade (US) exact P, Reading age from 0 - 2 JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Seasons Mar 26, 2019
$9.95 CAD
Active 7 x 7 x 0.5 in 24 pages full color images FSC certified – mixed sources C106973 Orca Book Publishers
My love for you is pure. My love for you is fierce. My love for you is endless.

Celebrated poet Susan Musgrave weaves the purity, strength and sweetness of love with simple joys from nature experienced through the seasons. Marilyn Faucher's vibrant illustrations are a lovely complement to Musgrave's prose, and together these elements introduce babies and toddlers to the delight of cold summer plums, a shower of cherry blossom petals and the endlessness of love. A perfect read-aloud, this poetic board book will foster warmth and closeness with the littlest ones in your life

Susan Musgrave has been nominated for and has received awards in five different categories of writing—poetry, fiction, nonfiction, personal essay, children's writing—and for her work as an editor. She has published many books, including Love You More, More Blueberries and Kiss, Tickle, Cuddle, Hug. Susan lives on Haida Gwaii, British Columbia, and teaches poetry in the Optional Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia. For more information, visit

Born and raised in Montreal, Marilyn Faucher is an honors graduate of Université du Québec à Montréal's graphic design program, specializing in illustration. Her contemporary style brings a fresh perspective to traditional techniques, resulting in sensitive yet vibrant illustrations. Marilyn lives in a small town not far from Montreal with a cat named Feta.

Key Selling Points

A perfect read-aloud, this poetic board book portrays the sweetness of love with the joys from nature experienced through the seasons.

Themes include love, dedication, seasons, natural world, toddlers, babies.

Susan Musgrave has written multiple books for children including More Blueberries! (2015) and Love You More (2014).

Susan Musgrave is an award winning writer who has been nominated multiple times for the Governor General's Award including for her book Oragami Dove (2011).

Marilyn Faucher’s book Animals Can Do Too (2017) was a Best Books for Kids and Teens

Marketing and Promotional Plans

Print and online advertising campaigns

Promotion at national and regional school, library and trade conferences

Extensive ARC distribution, including NetGalley

Blog and social media promotion

"An ode to maternal love. Excellent." - Resource Links

"The message of unconditional parental love cannot be missed...If your love is sweet like honey, share this with a child your love is for." - Kirkus Reviews

"This is a lyrical story with lovely illustrations." - Youth Services Book Reviews

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Also Available

More Blueberries! Susan Musgrave 9781459807075 $10.95 CAD Mar 01, 2015
Love You More Susan Musgrave 9781459802407 $9.95 CAD Apr 01, 2014
Kiss, Tickle, Cuddle, Hug Susan Musgrave 9781459801639 $9.95 CAD Oct 01, 2012


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