Sometimes Love (Hardcover)

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By Katrina Moore, Joy Hwang Ruiz (Illustrator)
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A tender, poetic picture book about a military family experiencing happiness, heartache, and learning to grow through change

“Changes come and changes go. Love through changes makes love grow.”

When her mother is deployed overseas, a young girl is temporarily parted from her beloved dog. Told in spare yet lyrical verse, this picture book shares a powerful message about the different ways we show love, from giving, to growing together, to sometimes letting go. But don't worry, this pet story has a happy ending.

About the Author

Katrina Moore is an author and elementary school teacher. She’s made brand new starts in many places. She now lives with her family in New Jersey, where her home is sometimes full of puppy licks, and always, always, always, full of love (and lots of fur). Connect with her at

Joy Hwang Ruiz is an artist and mom who started the popular Instagram account @momisdrawing to capture the magic of new parenthood and celebrate family life in a diverse and inclusive world. Now the illustrator of several picture books, she lives with her husband and two daughters in Southern California.

Praise For…

“[Sometimes Love] eloquently conveys a wide range of emotions and lessons through its spare prose and expressive…illustrations that seem to shimmer off the page… An important lesson for young readers conveyed poetically with lots of heart.” – Kirkus

★“[A] wonderful book about love, loss, and reunion…Teaching children how to live with loss is an important lesson, and this offering accomplishes this task exceptionally well.” – Booklist, starred review

Product Details
ISBN: 9780593323823
ISBN-10: 0593323823
Publisher: Dial Books
Publication Date: July 12th, 2022
Pages: 40
Language: English