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Children's Fiction General

Love You More than Anything

by (author) Doretta Groenendyk

Acorn Press
Initial publish date
Oct 2017
Recommended Age
3 to 7
Recommended Grade
p to 2
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2017
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  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Nov 2017
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I love you more than the soft smell of fresh bread baking.
I love you more than riding my bike on a cosy night beneath the moon.
I love you more than a hot bubble bath on a cold winter's day.
I love you more than the wistful sound of a choir singing a sad song.
I love you more than tiny snowflakes waltzing on lights.

This colourful new picture book by Doretta Groenendyk is filled with whimsical images of love from many different backgrounds. It is about the expression of glee, surprise, intense emotion and delight. It is between friends and neighbors, children or seniors, women and family.

This book crosses cultures and generations, social change and tradition. It exudes warmth and playfulness, sharing whimsical images and sweet memory. The childlike, playful evaluation and understatement of "what is loved more" is immediately addictive.

Each colourful, whimsical page depicts a different "couple" enjoying the expressed scene together, two grandparents, two teenagers, a girl and her granny, two boys, a boy and a girl, two men, young girlfriends, a child and parent, persons of diverse race, religion, size....essentially love happening between anyone, anywhere. Love You More than Anything is a simple, beautiful book to remember love.

About the author

Doretta Groenendyk, a painter, writer, and teacher, lives with her husband and three children on a small spot of land in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia. Doretta is the author and illustrator of several children’s books by both The Acorn Press and Nimbus Publishing. Snow for Christmas, Thank You for My Bed, and I’m Drawing a Picture, have been shortlisted for the Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award for Illustration. She also co­wrote Spin to Sea with her daughter Izra Fitch.

Doretta Groenendyk's profile page

Editorial Reviews

"People of all ages, genders, sexual orientations and family structures are represented, making inclusion the clear take away from this gentle story." —Resource Links (NL)

"I recommend Love You More Than Anything for a heartwarming read between loved ones as it reminds us how special moments are created with those we love." —Canadian Materials Magazine (Winnipeg, MB)

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