Elvis Presley's Love Me Tender

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HarperCollins, Apr 15, 2003 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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Love me tender, love me sweet;
Never let me go.
You have made my life complete,
And I love you so.

Elvis Presley first sang "Love Me Tender" in the 1956 film of the same name. It was Presley's big screen debut and launched a stellar movie career. But it was the song, which Elvis co-wrote, that people took to their hearts. It is still one of his most popular. Now paired with Tom Browning's beautifully rendered paintings, these moving lyrics become a testament to the unconditional love between parent and child. A birthday, a walk in the park, that first tentative bike ride, and other special moments shared between a father and daughter make Elvis Presley's Love Me Tender an album full of precious memories.

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User Review  - MerryMary - LibraryThing

Sweet picture book illustrating the lyrics of Elvis's "Love Me Tender" with lovely paintings of a loving father and daughter; scenes of daily life, taking place in all four seasons. Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Who would have thought that the King's classic song could have made such a lovely read-aloud for children? The idea isn't new: David Byrne's Stay Up Late, illustrated by Maira Kalman (1989), and Bob ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Elvis Presley (1935–1977) was a talented musician, singer, and actor. He was widely acclaimed as “The King of Rock 'n' Roll” and had an unprecedented total of 114 Top-40 hits. His runaway success continues to make his music popular to this day. He is a true legend in music history.

Bruce Whatley is the author and illustrator of many popular and award-winning books, including Whatley's Quest and Detective Donut and the Wild Goose Chase, which he co-wrote with Rosie Smith. He is also the illustrator of The Teddy Bears' Picnic, There Ain't No Bugs on Me, and The Night Before Christmas. Mr. Whatley lives with his wife, Rosie, and their children, Ellyn and Ben, in Meredith, NH.

Tom Browning was the first rookie to earn twenty wins since Bob Grim in 1954. He retired in 1995. He lives in Edgewood, Kentucky.

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