In her third book in the Everything I Need to Know series, Muldrow explains what she’s learned about love. Romantic love is the main focus, but she also discusses the love between parent and child, and the love between friends.
When she writes about being single (You feel like a castaway, a stranger in a strange land), she includes messages of hope (Don’t be discouraged…new friends may be just around the corner). All the illustrations are in color
and labeled with the Little Golden Book title, the author and illustrator’s name(s), and the publishing date. The author chose pages from Little Golden books published between the 1940s and the 1970s. The characters are not always people; sometimes animals illustrate the author’s words. “Is there anything fiercer than a mother’s love” is illustrated with a page from the 1958 Little Golden Book
The Three Little Kittens.
The author doesn’t shy away from the hurt that comes with love, such as when relationships end or when they disappoint, and she encourages those who have experienced loss to take comfort in their friends until they are ready to start anew. Pairing these vintage drawings with something as important and universal as love was ingenious, because true love and classic books stay with us for a lifetime. People who are looking for an advice book about love or books that feature classic illustrations should pick up this charming book.