About this book
I Love You, One to Ten
Caroline Adderson • Christina Leist
In this poem addressed to a young child, author Caroline Adderson outlines the ten things a mother loves about her little one. From his scaly elbows and knees all the way to his twitchy tail, every inch of this little “monster” is itemized and admired.
Gentle and humorous illustrations by Christina Leist show how one tired parent decides to participate in a bit of rowdy play at bedtime, with the result being a happily tired child and a mother who is even more in love with her offspring than she was at the beginning of the book.
This satisfyingly unconventional bedtime story will encourage children and parents to appreciate each other just a little bit more every time they read it.
About the Creators
CAROLINE ADDERSON is an award-winning author of books for children and adults. Her work for adults has been nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, two Commonwealth Writers’ Prizes, the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Governor General’s Literary Award and the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. Her middle-grade novel, Middle of Nowhere, won the Sheila E. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize and was shortlisted for the CLA Children’s Book of the Year Award. She is also the author of the enormously successful Jasper John Dooley series. Caroline is program director of the Writing Studio at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.
Christina Leist is a Vancouver-based children’s illustrator, writer and book designer. After graduating from the University of Applied Sciences in Wiesbaden with a Bachelor (Honours) in Communications Design, she worked as an Art Director for several international advertising agencies. Her books featuring imaginative worlds for the young have received several award nominations and great recognition.