I Love You More Illustrator: Sebastien Braun
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Format: Padded Board Books

Age Range: 2-5 years

Publication Date: September 2013

BISAC: JUV002030

Pages: 20

Book Format Detail: Board Book with Padded Cover and Foil Stamping

Retail Price: $8.95

ISBN-13: 978-1-58925-620-0

ISBN-10: 1-58925-620-4

Dimensions: 7" x 8-1/4" x 5/8"

Snuggle up with your little one to share this joyful, reassuring rhyming book. A perfect read for story time or bedtime to remind your little one just how strong your love is!

October 1, 2013, Kirkus Reviews

A bear cub express its love for its grown-up as they play together in an inviting woodland. One or two lines of verse are meted out on each double-page spread: "I love you more than sunshine. // I love you more than rain. // I love it when you swoop me high, / Then twirl me back again." Some of the scenes, typical of the baby/parent love-story trope, resonate well enough, but a few of the lines feel forced to fit the rhyme scheme (the little one hugs a stuffed rabbit as the text reads: "I love you more than Hare."). Braun collages loose sketches on lightly corrugated papers and captures the cozy and playful scenes beautifully. One Sleepy Night, also by Braun (978-1-58925-619-4), again stars this bear duo cavorting in the natural world, this time getting ready for bed. While the art here, with a darker palette for nighttime, is as playful and warm as the first title, the rhyming text follows a confusing formula. It appears to be a counting book, as the numbers count up, but this pattern is not consistent. Here's hoping Braun can find a talented versifier to mesh with his loving and lovable bears.