Reading/Interest Level: Toddler
Author: Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Illustrator: Tom Lichtenheld
Publisher: Chronicle Books
An encouraging book of wishes from parent to child. This is not a story, this is all the wishes a parent would dream for their child. More hugs than ughs, more bubbles than bath, more we than me, etc. It's a warm reassuring hug (not an ugh) for parents and children alike.
This little book is magical and sentimental. The illustration is beautiful with humor both in the images and the words, but there is also depth and feeling in each heartfelt little wish. The play with words is charming and clever and when put with the pictures it comes together as sincere, not sappy. Read this with a little one to bring an end of day smile to your face.