I Wish You More
Written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld
Chronicle Books 3/01/2015
40 pages Age 3+
“Some books are about a single wish.
Some books are about three wishes.
This book is about endless wishes.
“Amy Krouse and Tom Lichtenheld have been called the “Fred Astaire and Ginger Rodgers of children’s books” and here they have combined their extraordinary talent to create a compendium of wishes—wishes for curiosity and wonder, friendship and strength, for joyous days and quiet moments.
What will you wish for?” [book jacket]
I Wish You More is the perfect book for a (grand)parent to give their (grand)child for any occasion or no occasion at all. I Wish You More is also the perfect book to give the child heading off to college, summer camp, or any other get-away.
Beginning with two children racing with the wind, a kite flying high above, the text reads: “I wish you more ups than downs.” Each spread continues with a wish and an image expressing that wish. Children will understand most of the test and each of the images. Lichtenheld has created a multicultural set of children, which make the spreads that more adorable—if this is possible.
I Wish You More is simply a wonderful, joyous, high-spirited, positive celebration of what a wish can do for those who receive them, and for those who give them. There really is not much more to say about this beautiful picture book. Read I Wish You More to a young child and they can learn the benefits of kindness and well wishes toward other humans. And, I believe, you can help your little one with their self-esteem. I Wish You More would have been in my office and read to every child.
Each spread is one wish—one special wish with an equally special illustration. Narrated by the voice of a parent, I Wish You More concludes by stating it contains all these wishes, “. . . because you are everything I could wish for . . . and more.”
**Chronicle Books is making two posters from the book available for anyone who would like them. This may be for a limited time, I do not know, so go HERE and get your set of two. They are perfect for any child’s room. There is also an activity kit for teachers HERE.
I WISH YOU MORE. Text copyright © 2015 by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Illustrations copyright © 2015 by Tom Lichtenheld. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA.
Meet the author, Amy Krouse Rosenthal, at her website: http://www.whoisamy.com/
Meet the illustrator, Tom Lichtenheld, at his website: http://www.tomlichtenheld.com/
Find more picture books at the Chronicle Books website: http://www.chroniclebooks.com/
Copyright © 2015 by Sue Morris/Kid Lit Reviews. All Rights Reserved
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