The Love Letter

Illustrated by Lucy Ruth Cummins

HarperCollins, 2019

Fall in love with this endearing and adorable picture book that illustrates how a little bit of heart goes a long way to making the world a better place.

Hedgehog, Bunny, and Squirrel are best friends. One day, they each find a letter. But not just any letter…

A love letter.

My word!
My whiskers!
Aww, nuts!

Someone loves them. But who? The answer may surprise you!

Award-winning creators Anika Aldamuy Denise and Lucy Ruth Cummins deliver this heartwarming tale about a wonderful mix-up that reminds us of the joys of friendship.

Makes for a perfect Valentine’s Day gift, or for any time you want to tell someone in your life how much you love them!

  • An Indie Next List Pick
  • A Bank Street College Best Book of the Year
  • A TODAY Show Pick – “Best Books for Valentine’s Day”


“Denise’s sweet text pairs with Cummins’s dreamy and cozy illustrations about the transformative power of love and feelings of affirmation.” — School Library Journal

“Appealing illustrations combine with a timely message that one kind act can start a chain reaction of kindness.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Demonstrate[s] how seemingly immutable personalities can be transformed by the power of love.” —Publishers Weekly