Whether you had a teddy bear or some other lovey (I had a brown dog & a stuffed kitty; some of my children’s lovies included “Pooh,” a bunny named “Hop-Hop,” and a “Blanky,”), you can probably relate to this book. It’s told from the point of view of a very worn, but loved, teddy bear named…
Poor Louis has been through a lot. He’s been smooshed, washed, poked, and lost. He can’t take it anymore! Well, maybe just a little longer. This book has everything I love in a picture book: text and illustrations that tells a story with heart and humor, a relatable and adorable main character, equally adorable art, illustrated end papers, and a surprise under the book jacket. Bonus: the author’s inspiration for the story (photograph included on the rear jacket flap) is the long-lost cousin of one of my “lovies” growing up. How cool is that? I think you’ll love LOUIS as much as Louis’ boy loves him.
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Heather is a busy wife and mom of five rambunctious children and one lovable pup They all provide lots of distractions, but oodles of inspiration. Sometimes the pictures and ideas in her head turn into her own children's stories, but she always makes time to read other people's books. Sometimes she reviews them here.