Henry Wants More!

Written by Linda Ashman. Illustrated by Brooke Boynton Hughes.
Penguin Random House. January 2016. ISBN  9780385385121.

Reviews & Honors

•  Chicago Public Library’s Best of the Best 2016

Cooperative Children’s Book Center Best of the Year List 2017

“A wonderful illustration of the exhaustion and joy that is life with a toddler.”—★ Starred review, School Library Journal

“[A] multiracial, intergenerational family whose appeal is universal and warmth apparent.”—★ Starred review, Booklist

“This toddler . . . will charm readers of almost every age.” Kirkus

A few sample illustrations . . .

Illustrations copyright 2016 by Brooke Boynton Hughes. Penguin Random House.

About this Story

There was a period in Jackson’s life—starting around 18 months—when his two favorite words seemed to be “More!” and “Again!”  Everything was so new and exciting—songs, games, rides, books—that he just couldn’t get enough.  It was exhilarating—and exhausting. And, yet, kids that age are so sweet, so full of wonder and delight, that even after a long day, I’d find myself sneaking back into his room for one more kiss.

Brooke Boynton Hughes’s illustrations perfectly capture the energy and exuberance of a toddler, the weariness of his family, and the love that keeps parents going back for one last bedtime kiss. And she includes lots of treats for kids to pore over—I particularly love the spread with the house cutaway.