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I wish you more / Amy Krouse Rosenthal & illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld.

Book Book ([2015])
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2015]
10 of 12 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries). (Show all copies)
1 of 1 copy available at Phillips Academy.
0 current holds with 12 total copies.
Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Phillips OWHL Children's Collection - Age 0-3 Children's Collection R725W (Text to Phone) Available -

  • ISBN: 1452126992 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9781452126999 (alk. paper)
Summary: In simple text and pictures, the author and illustrator create a compendium of small daily moments.
Authors: Lichtenheld, Tom, (illustrator.).
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2015 May #1
    Known for their clever collaborations like Duck! Rabbit! (2009)—who knew bunny ears and water fowl bills could have so much in common?—and Wumbers (2012), Rosenthal and Lichtenheld have come up with another book full of unique perspectives. This paean to wishes includes such charmers as, "I wish you more tippy-toes than deep," illustrated with a picture of a boy whose grin just barely breaks the surface of a pool's aquamarine depths. A cheery yellow atmosphere embraces two girls holding each other next to the hope, "I wish you more hugs than ughs," while another vignette features a girl flying across the page, pulled by the leash of an exuberant dog, to the accompaniment of, "I wish you more woo-hoo! than whoa!" Primarily colored in blues, greens, and sunshine and inhabited by children representing a multiracial spectrum, this makes a nice end-of-year offering to graduates of all ages and grades, from preschool to grad school. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: This überpopular, best-selling duo have a solid reputation in the picture-book world. Expect demand to be high. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.
  • Publishers Weekly Reviews : PW Reviews 2015 February #4

    In what is essentially a string of secular blessings, an unseen parent/caretaker expresses its hopes for a child's future. Building her stanzas around the idea of "more," Rosenthal (who has teamed with Lichtenheld on Duck! Rabbit! and other bestselling titles) invokes rhymes, wordplay, and relatable metaphors, keeping the tone hopeful and upbeat; Lichtenheld follows suit, presenting a multiethnic cadre of smiling, curious, and hardworking children. "I wish you more ups than downs," Rosenthal begins, as two children race across a windswept green field, a tiny red kite trailing overhead. For "I wish you more will than hill," Lichtenheld shows a boy sweating under the exertion of toting a to-be-planted sapling uphill, and for "I wish you more can than knot," a girl's dog stares intently as she attempts to tie her shoes. After a dozen or so of these statements, Rosenthal concludes with a line that's certain to reassure children that they are loved: "I wish all of this for you, because you are everything I could wish for... and more." Ages 5–8. Agent: Amy Rennert, Amy Rennert Agency. (Mar.)

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  • PW Annex Reviews : Publishers Weekly Annex Reviews

    In what is essentially a string of secular blessings, an unseen parent/caretaker expresses its hopes for a child's future. Building her stanzas around the idea of "more," Rosenthal (who has teamed with Lichtenheld on Duck! Rabbit! and other bestselling titles) invokes rhymes, wordplay, and relatable metaphors, keeping the tone hopeful and upbeat; Lichtenheld follows suit, presenting a multiethnic cadre of smiling, curious, and hardworking children. "I wish you more ups than downs," Rosenthal begins, as two children race across a windswept green field, a tiny red kite trailing overhead. For "I wish you more will than hill," Lichtenheld shows a boy sweating under the exertion of toting a to-be-planted sapling uphill, and for "I wish you more can than knot," a girl's dog stares intently as she attempts to tie her shoes. After a dozen or so of these statements, Rosenthal concludes with a line that's certain to reassure children that they are loved: "I wish all of this for you, because you are everything I could wish for... and more." Ages 5–8. Agent: Amy Rennert, Amy Rennert Agency. (Mar.)

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  • School Library Journal Reviews : SLJ Reviews 2015 June

    PreS—The renowned duo who created Duck! Rabbit! (2009) and Wumbers (2012, both Chronicle), has teamed up again to present a compendium of pleasant images and cleverly stated, feel-good wishes. "I wish you more ups than downs. I wish you more give than take." Each spread features children of various ethnicities and a simple comparative blessing, each beginning with "I wish." Although not as engaging as some of their more notable collaborations, it is still a lovely compilation of positive moments that can be shared by parent and child, and it even offers some interesting wordplay in the simple text ("I wish you more can than knot" as a little girl tries to tie her shoes with her tongue sticking out in concentration). VERDICT While not an essential purchase, it is one title that most libraries will wish to have on their shelves.—Jessica Marie, Salem Public Library, OR

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Rosenthal, Amy Krouse. "I wish you more." San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 2015.

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