Reading/Interest Level: Toddler, Preschool, Primary
Author: Alison Goldberg
Illustrator: Mike Yamada
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers
A parent’s love is longer than the longest train, taller than the tallest crane, and steadier than the steadiest tugboat. No matter where a child goes in the world, the parent will always love them. A parent's love stretches for miles and miles. Using the vehicle of 'things that go,' this book communicates the precious love that a parent has for their child.
With adorable illustrations depicting trucks, trains, boats, and planes, this book will captivate the attention of little one as they recognize familiar things that go. Parents can share a tender moment with their child and show their love by taking the time to read with them and share their interests. This book follows a list format, starting with “My love for you is…” then going on to describe different vehicles. This could be used to teach listing as a writing strategy in the classroom. However it is used, the adorable pictures and sweet message of this story are sure to warm the hearts of readers.