I LOVE YOU MORE by Sebastien Braun

I LOVE YOU MORE

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Age Range: 1 - 3
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KIRKUS REVIEW

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. (Board book. 1-3)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-58925-620-0
Page count: 20pp
Publisher: Tiger Tales
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1st, 2014




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