Love by Matt de la Pena, illustrated by Loren Long, speaks to the power of love in all its forms. It’s a deeply peaceful and reaffirming book that describes many of the possible ways love can appear. The illustrations perfectly capture the sounds, smells, colors and people who all create a loving world for a child. There are also serious moments when love can seem to be on the ropes. The reader learns that love is a constant, found almost anywhere in a kindness bestowed or a family supporting each other.