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Love You More
By author: Susan Musgrave   Illustrated by: Esperança Melo
Selling Points: love, seasons, natural world, months of the year, babies, toddlers, calendar year
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: Apr/01/2014
Pages: 24
Baby Board Book
Price:  $9.95
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I love you more than the stars so high
Winking and dancing in the January sky.

Spanning one full calendar year, this rhyming board book celebrates the deep love between parent and child. Rendered in couplets, the verses weave expressions of affection with vivid imagery from the natural world, making it ideal for teaching young ones about the seasons and the beauty of nature.

With vibrant, heartwarming illustrations, this is a perfect read-aloud to foster warmth and closeness with baby.
Southwestern Ohio Young Adult Materials Review Group - July 10, 2014
"Melo’s illustrations are wonderful...The colors are soft and the little girl at the center of the story is darling. Readers will be encouraged to make up their own special ways their little ones are loved."
Resource Links - June 1, 2014
"A beautiful book ...illustrated with vivid bright colours in a combination of realism and playfulness...Ultimately the text is about love, the timeless, limitless love between parent and child. Sharing this book aloud with baby conveys the cosiness and safety of that love, as well as the love of language, the love of nature and the world around baby...Highly recommended."
Kirkus Reviews - April 16, 2014
"A parent or other loving caregiver proclaims love for a child in a series of couplets that invoke the beauty of each month of the year. The smooth verses cleverly use the distinctive features of each month to describe the love the parent has for the child...The detailed, realistic illustrations depict an adorable, curly-headed little Caucasian girl exploring the outdoors with her trusty teddy bear at her side...This celebration of love and life will no doubt be enjoyed by doting new parents and their not-yet-mobile infants."
CM Magazine - April 11, 2014
"A sweet board book that narrates a parent’s love for her/his child over the course of one year...The illustrations are joyful, bursting with movement and stunning contrasting colours...Babies will be lulled to sleep by the gentle rhymes, and toddlers will have fun learning about the various critters that appear in the story as the seasons change. Love You More is sure to become a much-read bedtime favourite."
Publishers Weekly - April 4, 2014
"Musgrave walks readers through the months of the year, connecting a parent’s love for a child to various seasonal occurrences...There’s no missing the steady, comforting message...Melo’s illustrations...have a rich warmth and texture, from the craqueleur of a violet night sky to cozy scenes of around-the-year friendship between a frizzy-haired girl and her fuzzy brown teddy bear."


CCBC Best Books, commended  CA  2014
Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Books of the Year, commended  US  2015

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