I LOVE YOU MORE AND MORE by Nicky Benson

I LOVE YOU MORE AND MORE

by , illustrated by
Age Range: 3 - 5
Email this review

KIRKUS REVIEW

A bear cub gets a load of lyrical loving from a lumbering parent in this nature walk.

Expressed in stumbling rhyme—“I love you more than trees / love to change with every season. / I love you more than anything. / I cannot name just one reason”—Benson’s perfervid sentiments accompany scenes of bear and cub strolling through stands of birch, splashing into a river to watch (just watch) fish, and, in a final moonlit scene, cuddling beneath starry skies. Foxes, otters, and other animal parents and offspring, likewise adoring, make foreground cameos along the way in Lambert’s neatly composed paper-collage–style illustrations. Since the bears are obvious stand-ins for humans (the cub even points at things and in most views is posed on two legs), the gender ambiguity in both writing and art allow human readers some latitude in drawing personal connections, but that’s not enough to distinguish this uninspired effort among the teeming swarm of “I Love You This Much!” titles.

A particularly soppy, sloppy addition to an already-overstuffed genre. (Picture book. 3-5)

Pub Date: March 1st, 2016
ISBN: 978-1-68010-022-8
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Tiger Tales
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1st, 2016




MORE BY JONNY LAMBERT

ChildrenTHE GREAT AAA-OOO! by Jonny Lambert
by Jonny Lambert
ChildrenGOOD TRICK, WALKING STICK by Sheri Mabry Bestor
by Sheri Mabry Bestor
ChildrenLITTLE WHY by Jonny Lambert
by Jonny Lambert

SIMILAR BOOKS SUGGESTED BY OUR CRITICS:

ChildrenI LOVE YOU, TOO! by Eve Bunting
by Eve Bunting
ChildrenLOVE YOU MORE THAN ANYTHING by Anna Harber Freeman
by Anna Harber Freeman
ChildrenI HEART YOU by Meg Fleming
by Meg Fleming