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Love You More

by Susan Musgrave
illustrated by Esperança Melo

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new baby, date & time, seasons
list price: $0.99
edition:eBook
also available: Hardcover
published: 2014
ISBN:9781459807136
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Awards
  • Commended, Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Books of the Year
  • Commended, CCBC Best Books
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Description

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.

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Excerpt

I love you more than the stars so high
Winking and dancing in the January sky.

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Editorial Reviews

"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."

— CM Magazine

"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."

— Resource Links

"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."

— Kirkus Reviews

"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."

— Southwestern Ohio Young Adult Materials Review Group

"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."

— Publishers Weekly
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About the Authors

Susan Musgrave

Susan Musgrave is a critically acclaimed, award-winning poet, novelist, columnist, reviewer, editor and non-fiction writer. She has been nominated, and has received awards, for her poetry, fiction, non-fiction, personal essays and children's writing, as well as for her work as an editor.
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Esperança Melo

Esperança Melo is a graduate of Sheridan College's Animation Program and has completed an honors degree in graphic design from George Brown College. She has illustrated and designed several children's books. Esperança was born in the Azores and now lives in Millbrook, Ontario. For more information, visit www.esperancamelo.blogspot.ca
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