cover image I Love You More and More

I Love You More and More

Nicky Benson, illus. by Jonny Lambert. Tiger Tales, $9.99 (24p) ISBN 978-1-58925-227-1

Benson and Lambert follow a bear and its offspring through a day in the forest in this reassuring ode from parent to child. While Benson’s rhymes skirt the edge of syrupy now and again (“I love you more than trees love to change with every season./ I love you more than anything—I cannot name just one reason”) they also conjure a strong sense of a parent’s unconditional love. Lambert’s crisp-edged, gently textured digital collages are tender without being overly sweet, highlighting the love between these bears, along with several other forest creatures including foxes, otters, and rabbits. Ages 2–5. (Mar.)