I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know is a touching and heartfelt ode about the way we feel for our children, by award-winning actors of stage and screen Leslie Odom, Jr. and Nicolette Robinson, and illustrated by Joy Hwang Ruiz.
Do you remember when we first met? It was a moment I won’t soon forget. Your sparkling aura. Your crooked grin! Do you remember, my trusted friend? When I count all my blessings, you’re always number one. Sweetest of all is, we’ve only just begun.
The love we feel for our children never wavers. From the moment a baby is born, through the good times and the bad, from the silly moments to the warm embraces, this love is bigger than what we can put into words.
This beautiful book is a comforting and lyrical refrain about the bonds we form with the children to whom we are closest in our lives.
About the Author
Two-time Academy Award nominee, Tony and Grammy Award winning performer and musician, Leslie Odom, Jr. is a multifaceted multi-hyphenate, who is probably most known for his performance as Aaron Burr in the original Broadway production of Hamilton. He was nominated for an Emmy award for his work in the filmed version of the musical released on Disney+. I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know is Odom, Jr.'s second book after Failing Up. Odom, Jr. resides in Los Angeles with his beautiful and brilliant wife, Nicolette, and their two children, the apples of his eye!
Nicolette Robinson made her Broadway debut to great acclaim starring as Jenna in “Waitress.” Robinson was the first Black woman ever to take on the duties of the leading lady in the celebrated production. Film and television credits include "One Night in Miami", "The Affair", and "Love in the Time of Corona", among others. Nicolette is the proud mother of two beautiful children that she shares with her husband and co-author, Leslie Odom, Jr.
Joy Hwang Ruiz is an artist and mom who started the popular Instagram account Mom Is Drawing to capture the magic of new parenthood and celebrate family life in a diverse and inclusive world. Now the illustrator of several picture book, including My Moms Love Me,Every Little Letter, and Sometimes Love, she lives with her husband and two daughters in Southern California.
"Husband-and-wife team and Broadway stars Odom and Robinson offer up an ode to the bond between parents and their growing children...The tender verse exudes love and reassurance, while Hwang Ruiz’s bright digital illustrations depict everyday moments...A gentle testament to one of the few things that never changes—a parent’s love." -Kirkus
"Odom and Robinson’s rhymes capture the unconditional love that various caregivers feel toward children in this poetic tribute. Hwang Ruiz’s chromatic digital renderings have a luminous quality as they depict arrayed family formations of various abilities, body types, and skin tones doting on cherubic infants and toddlers." -PW