LOVE MADE ME MORE
By: Colleen Rowan Kosinski
Illustrated by: Sonia Sánchez
Published: December 13, 2022
Publisher: Two Lions
Told from the perspective of an origami crane made by and belonging to a young boy, readers will travel through a boy’s life as the crane watches over him. From making a crane and playing with it to the crane being set aside and eventually forgotten to then a young man rekindling his love for the crane as he becomes an adult and starts a new life there is a whole generation of love happening between a boy and his crane.
Whether it is an origami crane or a stuffed animal or blankie or a favorite childhood toy, we all have things that carry us through to adulthood. Watching this young boy grow into a man and start a whole new generation that also loves origami cranes is heartwarming and touching.
I love the imagination in this story and that it is told from the perspective of the crane. The illustrations are beautiful and touching and I think it is a story that kids and parents will love reading together.
Colleen Rowan Kosinski is the author of A Home Again and the author-illustrator of Lilla’s Sunflowers and A Promise Stitched in Time. She received her BA from Rutgers University in visual art, is an alumna of Philadelphia’s Moore College of Art and Design, and spent many years as a successful freelance fine artist. Colleen calls New Jersey her home and resides there with her family. To learn more, visit her website, HERE.
You can also watch how to make your own paper crane below:
Sonia Sánchez is the illustrator of a number of picture books, including Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away by Meg Medina, A Crazy-Much Love by Joy Jordan-Lake, and The Little Red Fort by Brenda Maier. Her books have been nominated for the Eisner Award and named a CBC/NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People and a Bank Street College Best Book of the Year. She lives with her husband, her kids, and a sleepyhead cat in Barcelona, Spain.