I Love You More

A picture book by Emil Sher, illustrated by Barbara Reid.

Emil Sher, illustrated by Barbara Reid

How much do I love you? I love you more than cones love ice cream.

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.

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. (From North Winds Press)

Emil Sher is a Toronto author and playwright. His work includes his first novel, Young Man with Camera, Away and picture book Mittens to Share, illustrated by Irene Luxbacher. Emil has written the stage play adaptations of Hana's Suitcase by Karen Levine and The Boy in the Moon by Ian Brown, and the script and lyrics for a stage musical of Roch Carrier's The Hockey Sweater

Children's author Barbara Reid, who uses plasticine to illustrate her stories, has written several bestselling books including Picture a Tree and Sing a Song of Mother Goose. In 2013, Reid was appointed member of the Order of Canada. Among her many awards, her picture book The Party won the 1997 Governor General's Literary Award for children's literature. In 2013, Reid received the Vicky Metcalf Award for Literature for Young People, which recognizes a writer's entire body of work.

Her book Picture The Sky was a finalist for the 2018 TD Canadian Children's Literature Award and received the most votes from young readers in the CBC's Fan Choice Contest

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