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Jerome by Heart (Hardcover)

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By Thomas Scotto (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Olivier Tallec (Artist), Claudia Bedrick (Translator)
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Jerome tells great stories. Jerome has a generous heart. Jerome chooses Raphael to be his field trip buddy. And it's for these reasons, and so many more, that Raphael loves Jerome. He says it in the mirror. He says it to his parents. They hold hands while they ride bikes. This IMPORTANT picture book is a vital weapon against intolerance and outdated ideas. The beautiful artwork and poetic language show us how valuable it is to be able to abide in the strength of love, both for others and for one's self. 

— Rod


"Raphael loves Jerome. I say it. It's easy."
This story follows a little boy named Raphael, whose daily rhythm is steeped in his immense affection for his friend Jerome. The two boys share jokes and snacks and plan future adventures to the Himalayas. Even when Raphael's constant talk of Jerome is driving his parents crazy, he remains steadfast: "Raphael loves Jerome. I can say it. It's easy." And the truth is, when he's with Jerome, Raphael feels happy, liked, and understood-- even special. Thomas Scotto's simple, strong, and insightful prose and Olivier Tallec's delightful, expressive illustrations give much emotion and immediacy to the story.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781592702503
ISBN-10: 1592702503
Publisher: Enchanted Lion Books
Publication Date: April 3rd, 2018
Pages: 32
Language: English
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