I Promise I'll Find You

Overview

A beloved classic continues to reassure children.

I Promise I'll Find You is a moving story that parents will love reading to and sharing with their children again and again.

The fear of being separated from loved ones is a universal emotion. Consider a child who feels lost -- wandering away from home, becoming separated in a crowd, or feeling frightened in a new and strange place?

I Promise I'll Find You is a...

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Overview

A beloved classic continues to reassure children.

I Promise I'll Find You is a moving story that parents will love reading to and sharing with their children again and again.

The fear of being separated from loved ones is a universal emotion. Consider a child who feels lost -- wandering away from home, becoming separated in a crowd, or feeling frightened in a new and strange place?

I Promise I'll Find You is a perennial favorite of parents and children alike; it's like a comforting hug, a warm lap, a reassuring kiss, and the enveloping arms of a parent who pledges, no matter what happens: "I promise I'll find you."

In eleven warm and simple verses, Heather Patricia Ward delivers a timeless message of reassurance. Sheila McGraw's imaginative illustrations show a devoted mother and an amusing dog as they search the world over for a lost child: at sea, in the city, over mountains, and even in outer space.

Together, parents and children will enjoy the gentle language and the calm, reassuring pictures of this thoughtful and important book.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
It will be up to presiding adults to create an appropriate context for this underbaked book, which is dedicated in part to ``all of the missing children in the world.'' In verse, a mother tells her child about the ways she might search for him: "If I had a little racecar/ I'd race the whole world twice./ I'd find you and I'd keep you,/ Oh, that would be so nice." Where Margaret Wise Brown's The Runaway Bunny reassuringly tells a child that a parent's love will follow him wherever he goes, Ward changes the script: I will find you wherever you are taken. In doing so she seems to introduce the anxiety her book seeks to dispel. McGraw (who illustrated Love You Forever) serves up a set of bouncy full-spread pastels splashed with sunlight. Readers may enjoy hunting through the art for the stray child, found on every spread except one-an inconsistency that is particularly disturbing in light of the book's themes. Ages 3-8. (Nov.)
Children's Literature - Kristin Harris
"No matter what I had to do, I'd bring you back to me." This is the refrain repeated in eleven two-page spreads that depict every known conveyance. Cars, balloons, trains, motorcycles are predictable, with the surprises being the tightrope and the submarine. Dedicated to all the missing children in the world, this book was made to reassure a young child of a parent's love. The illustrations are bright and imaginative. 1997 (orig.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780613080323
  • Publisher: San Val
  • Publication date: 10/28/1994
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.52 (w) x 8.56 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Meet the Author

Heather Patricia Ward is the mother of four children and this is her first book.

Sheila McGraw illustrated the perennial bestseller, Love You Forever.

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