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Parents' Guide to

I Wish You More

By Jan Carr, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Feel the love in this cascade of whimsical wishes for kids.

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This is a charming "I love you" book with a twist: The love spills out in the form of a parent's wishes regarding his or her offspring. The wishes are whimsical and fun, and there's lots of wordplay: In "I wish you more WOO-HOO! than WHOA!" a little dog walker is ecstatically pulled along by her exuberant dog. Some of the wishes are more successfully communicated than others; "I wish you more umbrella and rain" and "I wish you more bubbles than bath" are clear and kid-friendly. But some are more of a reach -- for instance, puns that require a knowledge of spelling ("I wish you more can than knot" and "I wish you more hugs than ughs").

The kids are happily multiethnic, and they're focused and determined, such as the girl tying her shoe with her tongue out. And the ending sentiment, "I wish all of this for you, because you are everything I could wish for… and more," underscores the love.

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