If I Could Keep You Little...

If I Could Keep You Little...

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by Marianne Richmond
     
 

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IF I COULD KEEP YOU LITTLE exemplifies Marianne's real insights into the human spirit and her beautiful illustrations that will touch children and adults and that are sure to be cherished for generations to come. Taking the reader on a journey of memory and expectation, IF I COULD KEEP YOU LITTLE showcases the fleeting little moments that reveal how a child changes

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IF I COULD KEEP YOU LITTLE exemplifies Marianne's real insights into the human spirit and her beautiful illustrations that will touch children and adults and that are sure to be cherished for generations to come. Taking the reader on a journey of memory and expectation, IF I COULD KEEP YOU LITTLE showcases the fleeting little moments that reveal how a child changes and grows.

If I could keep you little,
I'd decide on matching clothes.
But then I'd miss you choosing dots on top and stripes below

If I could keep you little
I'd cut your bread in shapes.
But then I'd miss you finding
"Hey! I like ketchup with my grapes!"

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
""I recommend "If I Could Keep You Little..." as an excellent gift for any parent! It would make a great graduation gift for your child, a precious gift for a new baby or new parents, and the perfect gift for Mother's and Father's Day!"" - Sharing Savings With You

""If I Could Keep You Little... by Marianne Richmond is one of my favorite new books sitting on our bookshelves."" - Mindy Writes

""If I Could Keep You Little is a great Children's book that any mother can relate to."" - Mommy to a Lil Ladybug

""This book spoke to my heart and I could relate."" - Mom State of Mind

""It is a lovely and sweet children's book, that any parent will be able relate to, and any children will enjoy."" - A Mother World

""An endearingly bittersweet book where parents who don't want their babies to grow up too quickly, and yet, want to see their kids realize their dreams and experience life's ups and downs."" - Parent Reviewers

""With a cute rhyme and scribbly watercolor drawings, author and illustrator Marianne Richmond tells the story of growing up, and the wonderful discoveries that come from becoming a big kid and from watching that process unfold. I liked this book because it speaks not only to every mother who longs to stop time, but to kids everywhere who can't wait to speed it up. "If I Could Keep You Little" is a big delight."" - Bookworm Sez

"Moms and Dads express how much they enjoy their young children in this rhyming book."

"Celebrate life, growth and the bond you share with If I Could Keep You Little by Marianne Richmond. Be sure to have tissues handy."

"If I Could Keep You Little successfully captures those fleeting moments when a mother or father reflect on the times when their children were growing up, having to keep them safe and warm — just before they tuck them in for bed, never neglecting to check the closets and under the bed for all things that may go bump in the night. A book that truly comes highly recommended."

School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2—Moms and Dads express how much they enjoy their young children in this rhyming book. But, on the other hand, the parents would miss so much of the joy in watching them grow up if they did stay small. "If I could keep you little,/I'd decide on matching clothes./But then I'd miss you choosing/dots on top and stripes below..../If I could keep you little,/I'd tell you stories every night./But then I'd miss you reading the words you've learned by sight." And so it goes, as the adults eventually have to let go so that their youngsters can grow into the people they were meant to be. Richmond's ink and watercolor illustrations portray a multicultural cast of parents experiencing the same sense of joy and loss. This is an average tale, and the rhyme is forced at times, but it's suitable for one-on-one sharing.—Roxanne Burg, Orange County Public Library, CA

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402255595
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Publication date:
11/01/2010
Series:
Marianne Richmond Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
81,260
Product dimensions:
10.12(w) x 11.28(h) x 0.41(d)
Lexile:
AD650L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

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