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Love, Z

Illustrated by Jessie Sima
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From the creator of Not Quite Narwhal comes the story of a young robot trying to find the meaning of “love.”

When a small robot named Z discovers a message in a bottle signed “Love, Beatrice,” they decide to find out what “love” means. Unable to get an answer from the other robots, they leave to embark on an adventure that will lead them to Beatrice—and back home again, where love was hiding all along.

Photograph courtesy of Jon Banafato

Jessie Sima is an author/illustrator living and working in New York City. They grew up in a small town in southern New Jersey, unaware that they were a storyteller. Once they figured it out, they told their family and friends, who took it quite well. They are the author of Not Quite NarwhalHarriet Gets Carried AwayLove, ZSnow Pony and the Seven Miniature PoniesSpencer’s New PetJules vs. the Ocean; and Hardly Haunted. You can visit them at JessieSima.com.

Photograph courtesy of Jon Banafato

Jessie Sima is an author/illustrator living and working in New York City. They grew up in a small town in southern New Jersey, unaware that they were a storyteller. Once they figured it out, they told their family and friends, who took it quite well. They are the author of Not Quite NarwhalHarriet Gets Carried AwayLove, ZSnow Pony and the Seven Miniature PoniesSpencer’s New PetJules vs. the Ocean; and Hardly Haunted. You can visit them at JessieSima.com.

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (December 18, 2018)
  • Length: 48 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781481496780
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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"A good springboard for kids and their caregivers to talk about what love means to them." - Kirkus Reviews

"A gentle, uplifting adventure about love’s many incarnations." - Booklist 

*** "Love, the robot finally learns, can be many different things—and sometimes it’s closer to home than one realizes." Publishers Weekly, starred review

  • South Carolina Picture Book Award Nominee
  • Magnolia Book Award Nominee (MS)
  • Show Me Readers Award Final Nominee (MO)
  • Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award Nominee

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