Jerome by Heart by Thomas Scotto
This story follows a little boy named Raphael, whose daily rhythm is steeped in his immense affection for his friend Jerome. The two boys share jokes and snacks and plan future adventures to the Himalayas. Even when Raphael’s constant talk of Jerome is driving his parents crazy, he remains steadfast: "Raphael loves Jerome. I can say it. It’s easy." And the truth is, when he’s with Jerome, Raphael feels happy, liked, and understood...even special. The simple, strong, and insightful prose and paired with delightful, expressive illustrations give much emotion and immediacy to the story.
Written by Thomas Scotto
Translated from French by Claudia Bedrick and Karin Snelson (Translator)
Illustrated by Olivier Tallec