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I Love You More

By: Emil Sher
Illustrated by: Barbara Reid
  • ISBN 9781443175807, Hardcover
  • 32 Pages | Ages 3 to 8
How much do I love you?

I love you more than ice cream loves cones.

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.

Rights Sold

  • Danish – Arvids
  • French (N. Amer.) – Éditions Scholastic

Selling Points

• Perfect for new baby, Mother’s or Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day.
• Rich visual stories unfold on the page and in unraveling the clever word play.
• Author note explains how to carry on the game in your own way.
• Many kinds of love are celebrated with inclusion across age, gender and race.


  • Short-listed, IODE Jean Throop Award, 2023
  • Commended, CBC Kids Book Club Picks, 2023
  • Commended, TD Summer Reading Club, Top Recommended Read, 2023
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Starred Selection, 2022

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