I Love You for Miles and Miles

By Alison Goldberg, illustrated by Mike Yamada
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 9780374304430
Release Date: 12/26/17 

Love can be stronger than the strongest excavator, longer than the longest train, and taller than the tallest crane. And no matter where you go, love travels with you always. With exciting imagery and engaging, lyrical text, this I-love-you book is perfect for children who love vehicles that dig, carry, and lift. 



A parent bear expresses their love for their cub through comparisons that will appeal to kids who love vehicles of all sorts.”Kirkus Reviews 

Forget comparing thee to a summer’s day—Goldberg’s first children’s book uses a truckload of vehicle metaphors to convey the heights and depths of a mother’s love for her child. ‘My love for you is/ Tougher than the toughest tractor/ Planting crop after crop,/ Helping through mud and muck,’ reads one entry, in which Yamada (Bad Guy) shows a mother bear standing protectively behind her overalls-clad child as they chug through a field while purple storm clouds gather. There’s a mix of tenderness and action in nearly every scene, and Yamada sometimes creates space between the two bears in his cheery cartoons, letting the younger one pilot his own helicopter, jet, and tugboat in a way that hints at the push-and-pull between independence and intimacy. The repeating structure and gentle reassurances of Goldberg’s verse cast a cozy, restful spell.”—Publishers Weekly 


  • Signed copies of I Love You for Miles and Miles are available from Porter Square Books. If you preorder through the store, I’ll include a sticker, bookplate, and bookmark featuring those adorable bears.
  • Would you like to send I Love You for Miles and Miles as a holiday gift? Though the book won’t ship until after 12/26/17, you can place a preorder and then download and send your recipient a holiday card to let them know the book is on its way.
  • A portion of book proceeds from I Love You for Miles and Miles will support the Campaign to End Childhood Hunger (led by the Food Research and Action Center).
  • For publicity inquiries regarding I Love You for Miles and Miles, please contact childrens.publicity@macmillanusa.com.