How We Say I Love You

By Emanuel Berger | January 5 2023 | Children'sBlog

In this heartwarming picture book, an Asian American girl shares how her family expresses their love for one another through actions rather than words.

How do you tell your family that you love them? For Hana, love is all around her: Mom stirs love into a steaming pot of xifan. Dad cheers with love at her soccer game. Hana says good night with love by rubbing her grandma’s feet and pouring her grandpa his sleepy tea. And as the light fades, Hana’s parents tuck her into bed and give her a good night kiss.

So many families express their love in all they do for one another, every day. Here is a book that wraps you in a hug and invites your family to share their own special ways of showing love.

 

Nicole Chen’s experience growing up Taiwanese American, and the blend of Catalan, Spanish, Taiwanese and American influences in her present home, fuels her desire to write and tell stories that reflect a diverse and multicultural American identity. Nicole lives in sunny California with her Andorran husband and young daughter. This is her debut book. To learn more about Nicole, visit storiesbynicolechen.com.

 

Lenny Wen is an author-illustrator who was born in Indonesia. She loves to draw whimsical, spooky, and nostalgic childhood illustrations with a mixture of storytelling, imagination, and emotion. She was an SCBWI Portfolio honoree and has numerous upcoming books, including Halloween Is Coming and Better Together. She lives in Austria. To learn more about Lenny, please visit lennywen.com.

 

Enjoy these Activity Sheets

How We Say I Love You
978-0-593-42839-9
In this heartwarming picture book, an Asian American girl shares how her family expresses their love for one another through actions rather than words.
$18.99 US
Dec 13, 2022
10 x 9
Hardcover
32 Pages
Knopf Books for Young Readers
Age 3-7 years

My Papi Has a Motorcycle
978-0-525-55341-0
A celebration of the love between a father and daughter, and of a vibrant immigrant neighborhood, by an award-winning author and illustrator duo.
$17.99 US
May 14, 2019
11 x 9
Hardcover
40 Pages
Kokila
Age 4-8 years

That's Me Loving You
978-1-101-93238-4
A modern-day Runaway Bunny from bestselling author Amy Krouse Rosenthal.
$16.99 US
Dec 27, 2016
10 x 8
Hardcover
40 Pages
Random House Books for Young Readers
Age 3-7 years