One quiet morning, as the sun peeps through the small window, the little one hops into bed between Mum and Dad and asks, `Do you love me?'
Smiling, their answer slowly unfolds...
Eleanor Gormally lives in County Limerick with her husband and daughter. She is also the author of The Little Flower Bulb, The Little One Asks and Bernadette and the Lady of Lourdes, all published by Veritas.
Loki is a Leitrim-born, Dublin-based artist who graduated from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, in 2008. She specialises in fi ne art painting.
Splink is a Dublin-born graffi ti artist who has worked in conjunction with Loki for the past nine years.
This is an enchanting fun little children's book. The spirit and style all pour forth the greatest of human gifts - that being unconditional love. The Little One tests and re-tests the depth of his parent's love continuously yet to no avail.
His parents' consistent parenting style reinforces his permanent secure attachment. Their love is made up of three unconditional, interconnected and overlapping properties: these being Acceptance, Understanding and endless Appreciation.
I have no departing lessons or thoughts as an adoptive dad apart from that which the Little One always knew. Love is Love. It does not need to be defined, analysed or qualified, it is unconditional. I thoroughly enjoyed exploring this book with my daughter.
Rory Connolly, Adoption Matters: The Magazine of the International Adoption Association, No 2. 2012