Spotlight Tour: Our Love Grows

Our Love Grows

Written and Illustrated by Anna Pignataro

Our Love Grows cover

About The Book

Like the sky, and the trees and the child she holds…A Mother’s Love Grows.

In the deep green forest, Pip asked,
“Mama, when will I be big?”

Pip is an adorable, roly-poly little panda who sees the world changing and growing.  But Pip is feeling a bit left behind. Luckily Mama is there to show playful and curious Pip that, like the trees in the forest and the stars in the sky, he’s growing and changing too. And no matter how much Pip grows, the one thing that will never change is how much Mama loves him!

One of the adorable pages:Our Love Grows image excerpt

Find Our Love Grows on GoodReads.

Reviews and Praise

CJ and I reviewed Our Love Grows, here, last week and gave it four out of five stars! Check it out!

“[Pignataro] creates delicately ethereal landscapes for the pandas to traverse—forests dense with pine and bamboo, snowy hillscapes—while showcasing a playful tenderness in their explorations and interactions… Pitch perfect in its spirit of cozy reassurance.” —Publishers Weekly, STARRED Review!

“A sweet story for parents to share with their young children. The theme is straightforward and told in rhyme. The book conveys a similar message to Sam McBratney’s Guess How Much I Love You, and the engaging artwork greatly enhances and complements the story. The pen and paint illustrations have a soft tone and will give readers a warm feeling.” —School Library Journal


About the Author

Anna Pignataro author photo

Anna Pignataro is the creator of the bestselling books Mama, How Long Will You Love Me? and Mama, Will You Hold My Hand? Her works have been translated into eleven different languages, and she has won numerous awards including the Crichton Award for Illustration. She lives in Australia with her family.

Connect with Anna Pignataro

Via her website or her Instagram


Get The Book

The book is avalible at the following locations:

Bares & Noble
Boooks a Million

AND until the end of April there is Rafflecopter giveaway with THREE copies of Our Love Grows avalible to be won.

Book information

Title: Our Love Grows
Author: Anna Pignataro
Release date: April 5, 2016
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
ISBN: 9781492634188

Our Love Grows

Our Love GrowsOur Love Grows by Anna Pignataro
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinions.

Momma182 Review
Love the illustrations, and the sweet rhyme about love and change. This book was easy to read, fun to look at, and is about Mommy and Baby. Adorable.

CJP Review
Age: 3 1/2 years
About the cover: “There is a baby panda!, and a mommy panda!”
“The panda was small before, just like me?”
“Trees can be little too?”

His favourite part? “The baby panda snuggles with his mommy.”
His rating? He “Liked It”.*

After the story: “Check how big I am on the wall”

*Check here for the full break down of CJ’s Book Stars.

Keep an eye out for a book tour and giveaway coming next week.

Manners Are Not for Monkeys

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.

First impression, cute illustrations, promising idea. I loved the book and thought the story was adorable. The message however, while important, I felt was a little understated for preschool/kindergarten age. That, along with my dislike for the small writing, would put this book at four out of five stars for me.

My three and a half year old on the other hand, loved it– and understood the meaning behind the story. He says five stars.

His opinion wins out.

Review: Steven the Upset Stomach

Steven the Upset StomachSteven the Upset Stomach by Justin Noble
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I recieved this book for free through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

My son and I really loved this book. It is an extremely cute way for kids to receive nutritional information, and digest it in a way that makes sense to them. My son is three and he understood most of the concepts in the book.

Great read for all young children, from preschool through to primary grades.

Review: Monkeys and Crocodiles Play Baseball

Monkeys and Crocodiles Play BaseballMonkeys and Crocodiles Play Baseball by Angel Krishna
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Cute story about being kind and learning to communicate. There is a bit too much information crammed into the number of pages. To make the book more kid-friendly I would suggest adding more pages and spreading out the words.

Other than that, it’s a cute story. Good for ages 4-6.

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Review: Porcupette Finds a Family

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

While I really like this book I would not recommend it for children under 4 or 5 (unless they are foster or adopted children). The abandonment aspect of the story is not fully explained, for good reason, but there are many children who may see Porcupettes abandonment and become fearful of being in the same situation.

Otherwise, and more specifically for adopted children, this book shows that family doesn’t always mean looking the same. For a multitude of reasons children are abandoned everyday and many show the same signs of resilience as Porcupette.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone trying to explain adoption to young children.

Review: Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton

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Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton by Don Tate
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

As a Canadian, I don’t know much about American slavery–beyond the basics–(when it was abolished, ect). With just this short children’s book I feel like I learned so much. The illustrations are bright and incorporate the lyrics of George’s poems, the history itself jumps off the page.

I will be reading this to my son when he’s a little older.