Anna Freeman has degrees in art and education, and currently teaches elementary school art. Love You More than Anything is her first book. She lives in Longmont, CO. Jed Henry is most recently the author and illustrator of Cheer Up, Mouse! (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) and I Speak Dinosaur! (Abrams). His book Can't Wait Till Christmas (Penguin), written by Mike Huckabee, was a New York Times bestseller. Jed lives in Provo, UT.
"Playful rhymes ... bring realism to family romance ... The affection the parents and their young feel is expressed within the outing's vocabulary ... Henry's pictures of their tree-trunk house, and the woodland park they visit, are full of attractive botanical details that recur in the endpapers' pattern of acorns, kites, leaves and flowers. Sprightly rather than soppy, 'Love You More Than Anything' reminds readers that having fun together is one of the best ways families can show their love, whatever the day." --New York Times "In this addition to the Snuggle Time Stories line, debut author Freeman and illustrator Henry (Good Night, Mouse!) offer a cozy assurance of parental love, with a close-knit family of chipmunks as their model . . . Both text and artwork emphasize low-tech, old-fashioned good times . . . A comforting, low-key portrait of family togetherness." --Publishers Weekly "Two chipmunk parents spend a day with their children, enjoying nature, playground fun, a picnic lunch, flying kites, and chocolate cake. After their busy activities, there's 'Sudsy, wudsy, splash, and laugh./Love you more than bubbly bath.' Love is expressed with hugs and laughter; even the bedtime routine is fun with this mom and dad. The double-page illustrations are playful and energetic, just like the colorful text. The ending is the best, though, because the sweet, soothing message will stay with children long past bedtime." --Library Journal