Love You Head to Toe

Written & Illustrated by: 

Ashley Barron

For ages: Infants & Up (Board Book)

Language: English

Topics Covered:

  • Family
  • Early Literacy
  • Babies


This adorable board book celebrates babies and their attributes similar to animals! Happy babies yawn like hippos, stretch like starfish, and munch like chipmunks.

I love the papercut illustrations and the diverse families portrayed. Each page has a short rhyme comparing animals and babies in a buoyant and joyful way. The text is a little lengthier than some board books, which I also think makes for a lovely read aloud with toddlers.

For those of you on a constant hunt for baby shower gifts, this one makes a sweet contribution to any shelf! Author Illustrator Ashley Barron imbues love and adventure on every page.

This book was a submission for the #bookstagang_bestof2020 list, and was sent by OwlKids. However, all opinions are my own!

Ashley Barron

From her website: “I graduated from OCAD in 2007, and have been working with cut-paper collage ever since. I’ve illustrated several picture books, including the Math in Nature series, Kyle Goes AloneUp! (Owlkids) and Birthdays Around the World (Kids Can Press), with a couple more on the go.

My most recent books include: Love You Head to Toe (Owlkids), My Forest is Green and My Ocean is Blue (Kids Can Press).

In addition to my freelance work, I enjoy teaching art classes and presenting my books to libraries and schools.  

In 2017, I was Toronto Library’s Illustrator in Residence: a program organized by IBBY Canada honouring children’s book illustrator Joanne Fitzgerald.

In 2019, I got the chance to tour Vancouver as part of the CCBC’s TD Children’s Book Week.

I live in Toronto with my partner, Kevin, and our three cats.”