Saturday, December 01, 2007
I Love You More by Laura Duksta
When I began to read “I Love You More,” I recalled the old commercial for chewing gum that described it as ‘double good.’ With Laura Duksta’s book, you get something ‘double good.’ One side is told from a child’s point of view. Flipping the book over, the same concept is told from the point of view of the parent. Both sides are sweet and endearing as mother and son compare how much they love each other.
Having two books in one means you could alternate bedtime readings by asking which version the child wants. When finished, you could also make a game out of coming up with new ways to describe your love. I must say though, the author covers most any you could think up. The illustrations by Karen Keesler are simple but vibrant, and enhance the rhyming text nicely.
This book sold nearly 180,000 copies as a self-published book - an almost impossible feat in today’s mass and big box market, and gives you an idea of its appeal. If you’re looking for a book to help you communicate just how much you love your child, and to help your child better convey his feelings, this is a most recommended book.
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 34 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Trade (October 17, 2007)
Note: I received an advanced reading copy for review from Sourcebooks.