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 speaks straight to every parent's heart, exploring the powerful feeling of wanting your child to grow up while savoring every moment. A new favorite, this book showcases Marianne's ability to beautifully illustrate the complex emotions we all have:

If I could keep you little,
I'd keep you close to me.
But then I'd

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Overview

If I Could Keep You Little speaks straight to every parent's heart, exploring the powerful feeling of wanting your child to grow up while savoring every moment. A new favorite, this book showcases Marianne's ability to beautifully illustrate the complex emotions we all have:

If I could keep you little,
I'd keep you close to me.
But then I'd miss you growing into who you're meant to be!

Editorial Reviews

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402272370
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Publication date:
10/01/2012
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
136,846
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Beloved author and illustrator MARIANNE RICHMOND has touched the lives of millions for nearly two decades through her award-winning books, greeting cards, and other gift products that offer people the most heartfelt way to connect with each other. She lives in the Minneapolis area. Visit www.mariannerichmond.com.

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