I Love You Just Enough

from Sleeping Bear Press


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  • Quality

  • Read-it-Again Score

  • Fun-and-Learning

  • I Love You Just Enough published by Sleeping Bear Press
  • Written by: Robbyn Smith van Frankenhuyzen
  • Illustrated by: Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen
  • We recommend this book for kids ages 6 and up


Overall Editor's Rating

What It Is

I Love You Just Enough, written by Robbyn Smith van Frankenhuyzen and illustrated by Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen, is the fifth book in the Hazel Ridge Farm series based on the true adventures and experiences the author and illustrator had on the family farm in Michigan. This 40-page picture book tells the story of Heather, a little girl who finds an abandoned baby duck. Over the course of one summer, Heather plays mama duck, helping the baby duck grow into an adult duck who can take care of himself in the wild. But when that time comes, will Heather love her duck enough to let him go?

Is It Fun?

First of all, the illustrations in this book are beautiful. It's like looking at paintings on a canvas. The story is also really sweet and shows kids that taking care of animals requires responsibility and that wild animals belong in the wild.

Who It’s For

I Love You Just Enough is for ages 6-10.

What To Be Aware Of

This is also available in an ebook version.