What do you call the ones you love the most? Acclaimed author Mary Lee Donovan and illustrator Brizida Magro’s Let Me Call You Sweetheart is a playful, sometimes silly, and always cozy picture book that features more than fifty terms of endearment from around the world. Perfect for bedtime, for building vocabulary, for baby showers, and for gift-giving all year long. A confectionary of affection!
Mi cielito, my angel, my pumpkin, my bean. My kitten, my sweetheart, my darling sweet pea. Everyone has a special term of endearment for those they love. What do you call your loved ones?
Let Me Call You Sweetheart is an irresistible picture book to share with the ones you love—no matter what their age! Mary Lee Donovan’s rhythmic text keeps readers turning the pages, and Brizida Magro’s remarkable, sun-drenched illustrations present a cast of playful and charming children and animals, and an enchanting world full of friendship, love, and affection. Featuring more than fifty terms of endearment and expressions of love from around the world, Let Me Call You Sweetheart is perfect for baby showers and bedtime.
Includes a note to readers about the origin of the terms of endearment featured in the book, as well as source notes.
Mary Lee Donovan received her MA in children's literature at the Center for the Study of Children's Literature, Simmons College. In addition to being a writer, she is one of the founding directors of the Kindling Words retreat for children's book professionals and an editorial director at Candlewick Press. Mary Lee Donovan lives in Littleton, Massachusetts.
Brizida Magro is an illustrator originally from Portugal who now resides in Boulder, Colorado, with her two cats and partner. She graduated with a BFA in Illustration from Brigham Young University and an MFA in Graphic Design from Utah State University and has illustrated several books, including Let Me Call You Sweetheart and Saturday at The Food Pantry. She is passionate about rock climbing, wandering the world, and bringing stories to life. To learn more visit her at sweetbeyond.com.