"Once I stayed up late too to watch the bats."
"Today I was in the long grass like that and I got bit by a red ant."
"I like that one because I love swimming and I love fishes. I can swim with NO biscuits."
"...every bit as sweet as any in the guess-how-much-I-love-you genre. What makes this
one stand out from the teeming crowd is the art."
I Love You as Big as the World
By David van Buren
Illustrated by Tim Warnes
Little Tiger Press 2008
This is a celebration of the love between a parent and a child, following two bears throughout the day as they go about their bear business! I like the way it could be either character saying the lines to the other.
Featured cover from the padded board book edition.
This book has a gentle, poetic text that gave me the chance to illustrate activities that I enjoy doing. My favourite picture shows the big bear diving through a shoal of fish to get a shell for his cub. It was inspired by the time I went snorkeling and found a pink periwinkle on the seabed for my son.
Text © 2008 by Little Tiger Press. Illustrations © 2008 by Tim Warnes
Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Little Tiger Press