You Make Me Happy
by An Swerts, illustrated by Jenny Bakker
Clavis Publishing, 2015
Originally published in Belgium and Holland
The exquisite artwork and title attracted me to this book. The story opens with Sofia blowing little clouds on the window and drawing little hearts. When Grandma and Sofia go for a walk, Sofia asks, “Is it possible to love someone too much?” They discuss Sofia’s very important concern, Grandma sharing when she first told Grandpa she liked him. Grandma encourages Sofia to find a special place to tell her friend she likes him. Sofia tells her friend in a very creative way.
A sweet story about what is a major concern for some children, their first love. Loose illustrations highlight character’s faces and truly speak to the heart and introduce children to love.