I Wish You More.

“I Wish You More Hugs than Ughs” was the phrase that got my attention. It was one of those moments when you are sure the author wrote something just for you.

This book is simply adorable and perfect in every way. Created by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld and put out by Chronicle Books, you can’t go wrong adding this to your collection.

If you have not read this book you should. If you have young children, you should own it. Remember how much everyone loved Guess How Much I Love You? Big Nutbrown Hare and Little Nutbrown Hare comparing who loved the other one more? So cute and lovely it remains the type of book that is read over and over again to children. I Wish You More has the same qualities for children but definitely speaks to adults as well. Its offering of simple but honest wishes for the reader will charm most anyone. It’s like the best Hallmark card ever. If I was rich I’d buy a copy for each person I love.

Every page overflows with beautiful illustrations of adorable children in wonderful moments. In fact, each page could be framed and hung on a wall like one of those inspirational quotes. Maybe it’s just because of where I am in life, maybe it’s because loved ones have been going through some issues, but this book warmed my heart.

I’m sure other people have more intellectual coffee table books in their homes, the kind that might reflect the eclectic tastes of the homeowner, but this is my current coffee table book. It makes me happy, it inspires me, and I need a little less “Ughs” in life right now as I am decidedly on this writing journey of mine in a way I have never before attempted.  I need “more ups than downs”, “more we than me”, and certainly “more will than hill”.

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