I Love You More
How much do I love you? I love you more than ice cream loves cones.
This gorgeous, playful book opens up infinite possibilities for saying "I love you" that carry on long after closing the book. Follow along as young Des's day winds him through his busy, diverse neighbourhood, highlighting different relationships across age, gender and race, and moments bound together by love. Readers can play along, making up their own "I love you more than..." pairs as well!
Through Emil Sher's delightful word play and acclaimed illustrator Barbara Reid's vibrant modelling clay art, I Love You More creates a rich experience for young readers and brings a wonderful affirming feeling to storytime.
This story was inspired by a favourite game the author played with his now-grown daughters ? one readers can carry on in their own way, with their own loved ones and in their own hearts.
About the Author/Illustrator
Emil Sher wears many different hats as a writer, whatever the weather. On any given day he might start out wearing a children?s fiction hat, stop to walk his hatless dog, and then return to his desk with a playwright?s hat neatly strapped to his head. A few hours later the strap is untied, the dog is fed, and Emil is back at his hat rack, deciding what to wear next. He might be working on a screenplay, an essay, the lyrics for a musical. Ideas and images are often floating in his head. Based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada where he lives with his wife and an untrained dog that ignores him on command, Emil can frequently be found heading east along the 401, towards Montreal and Morin Heights, Quebec. When she is not busy writing or illustrating books, Barbara Reid visits schools and libraries, where she is thrilled to meet young students and see the wonderful artwork they create. Many children and classes send her letters and photos of their art ? a selection of which are featured on her website, www.barbarareid.ca. Barbara is married and has two daughters. She lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.