I was pleased to welcome to our city council meeting on Monday, January 13, resident Assaf Havilio and his wife Merav.
Assaf, a graphic designer who moved here from Israel 12 years ago, spent a decade turning his wonderful book “I Love You in Every Language” into reality. He was gracious enough to donate a copy to our CSL Public Library and I am sure it will be very much in demand. I accepted it along with Mayor Mitchell Brownstein and Councillor David Tordjman, who holds the library portfolio.
The book is self-published and available for purchase on Amazon. It explains and teaches readers how to say “I love you” in different languages. On each page, Assaf chose the symbol of each country. In addition there is an explanation of how to pronounce “I love you” and also how to write” I love you” in each language. At the beginning of the book, there is a background story with the two main characters who travel around the world and explore different cultures.
“The story comes with an important message: love is universal and it exists in each and every one of us, no matter where you come from,” said Assaf. “Besides this, the book is talking about love and about different cultures, languages, and countries. My goal is through this book, people from different countries will understand each other and will learn about different cultures in a way to understand each other better. In Canada a subject like this is very important because it's multicultural.”
Assaf says that feedback about the book from children and adults has been wonderful. “I have met parents who told me that their children cannot put it down and they enjoy it so much,” he said.
You can purchase the book at Amazon at the following link.
Assaf hopes to have it available at some stores soon. He is available for public appearances. email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will share your request.