Love is my life, life is my love,
Love is my whole felicity,
Love is my sweet, sweet is my love,
I am in love, and love in me.
Love is in the air with this lovely, terribly romantic collection by beloved Caldecott Honor artist Tasha Tudor. Tudor gathers "some of the most wonderful and wise observations on love ever written, by some of the world's greatest romantics," including Michael Drayton, who penned the verse above. With poems, songs, stories, letters, love potions and charms, and excerpts from such luminous writers as Edna St. Vincent Millay, William Shakespeare, Emily Brontė, Robert Browning, Chien Wen-ti, Colette, and Ralph Waldo Emerson, All For Love is a celebration of the delicious pain and pleasure of love. Tudor's warm, old-fashioned, full-page watercolors accompany each ode to passion and tenderness. In addition to the literary excerpts, Tudor has included a section on her own family's Valentine's Day traditions, from heart-shaped cake recipes to Martha Stewartesque flowerpot cards to fun, meaningful projects for the whole family. No need to wait for Valentine's Day for this exquisite gem. (All ages) --Emilie Coulter