"Once I stayed up late too to watch the bats."
Thomas, 5

"Today I was in the long grass like that and I got bit by a red ant."
Herbie, 5

"I like that one because I love swimming and I love fishes. I can swim with NO biscuits."
Willow, 6

“Itʼs rhyming!”
Ted, 7

"...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."
Kirkus Reviews

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.

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