Love Can Come in Many Ways – Perfect Picture/Board Book Friday

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Title: Love Can Come in Many Ways

Author: Terry Pierce

Illustrator: Suzy Ultman

 Publisher: Chronicle Books., 2020

Ages: 0-3

Themes: love, animals love, human love

Genre: novelty board book


Love Can Come in Many Ways celebrates the many diverse ways animals, and humans, show their love. It’s a novelty book with adorable lift-the-flap interactive spreads features 10 felt flaps total in nine different, catchy colors. The expressions of love range from the songs that mama frog sings to a warm hug from a papa elephant’s trunk.


Nose to nose or gaze to gaze,

Love can come in many ways.

Why I like this book:

This is an adorable novelty book just full of heart and kindness, which let’s face it we are sorely in need of during these days. The rhyming couplets are strong and textually rich with great vocab and concepts of animal parental affection from papa penguins offering sturdy infant care to mama swans embracing cygnets under their wings. Littlies will adore uncovering sweet surprises the bright felt flaps. Adorable critters from around the world affirm their love for thei offspring in creative ways.

This would be a great gift.


Maybe create some fun loving scenarios with all the child’s stuffed animals.

Tara Lazar did a great interview with the author, here.

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3 Responses to Love Can Come in Many Ways – Perfect Picture/Board Book Friday

  1. Jilanne Hoffmann says:

    Love the die cut felt heart and the color palette! Chronicle always makes such beautiful books. And I love the theme!

  2. Joanna says:

    I was so excited to receive a Chronicle book to review now that I live in San Francisco.

  3. Terry Pierce says:

    Thank you for the lovely review, Joanna! It’s always a pleasure to see my books on your site.

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