Cover image for I love you already! / by Jory John ; illustrated by Benji Davies.
I love you already! / by Jory John ; illustrated by Benji Davies.
First edition.
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New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2016.

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1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 29 cm
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From the award-winning creators of Goodnight Already!, Come Home Already!, and All Right Already!

Bear can't wait to spend a pleasant day by himself. But his persistent next-door neighbor, Duck, wants to take a morning stroll . . . with Bear.

He just wants Bear to like him already. . .

Jory John, author of Penguin Problems and The Bad Seed, and Benji Davies, creator of The Storm Whale, join together again to bring us this standout hilarious story of unrequited admiration that will leave children laughing at every page. Perfect for Valentine's Day or any story time!

Author Notes

Jory John is a New York Times bestselling author of books and two-time E.B. White Read-Aloud Honor Recipient. Jory's books include the New York Times bestselling novel "The Terrible Two," the award-winning picture book "Goodnight Already!" and the national bestseller "All my friends are dead" and a sequel, "All my friends are still dead," which received the 2013 ALA Reluctant Young Readers Award. Jory's forthcoming picture books include "Quit Calling Me a Monster!" and "Penguin Problems".

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

The odd couple from Goodnight Already! is back, and little has changed: Bear just wants a quiet morning, and Duck, who has enough enthusiasm for an entire flock, insists that they spend "quality time" together. Their back-and-forth exchanges remain the heart of the book's fun ("I'll tell you my life's story." "No." "You'll tell me your life's story?" "No."), and while there's no question that extroverted Duck is a handful, John and Davies also emphasize that introverts like Bear have a certain responsibility to let their friends know they care. Ages 4-8. Author's agent: Steven Malk, Writers House. Illustrator's agency: Bright Agency. (Dec.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Horn Book Review

Bear looks forward to a quiet day alone at home. His best friend and neighbor, Duck, who won't take no for an answer, forces Bear to go for a walk. Duck's insecurity about whether Bear likes him will irritate readers as much as it does Bear, but this odd couple's banter and the comical illustrations will please both introverts and extroverts. (c) Copyright 2016. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.