Early in the evening two young brothers and their mama finish supper in the sturdy red cabin and set out to fish. While digging for worms, rowing the boat and pulling in fish, each brother asks his mama which one is the best at each task and, as they are being tucked into bed, which one she loves the best.
Barbara Joosse's heartwarming text is beautifully complimented by Mary Whyte's engaging watercolor illustrations. Readers will delight in the tender message that every child holds a special place in a parent's heart.
Awards and honors for "I Love You the Purplest":
American Bookseller, "Pick of the Lists"
Child Magazine, "Best Books of 1996"
Jr. Library Guild selection
Parents, "Best Books of the Year 1996" Council for Wisconsin Writers -" Archer/Eckblad Award