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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

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:
9781402281358
Publisher:
Sourcebooks, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
9 MB
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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If I Could Keep You Little 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
bridget3420 More than 1 year ago
When you are close to a child, you realize how fast time really goes. It seems like only yesterday I was helping care for my nephew after he was born. He's three now and I have no idea where the time went. If I Could Keep You Little is not only something I thought when looking at Damien, it's also a great book. I read it to him and he followed along and looked up at me smiling. It's a beautiful reminder of what it's like to love a child.
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This is such a lovely book. I will definitely purchase for each of my grandchildren.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing how time flies and how much our children change before our eyes. I bought this book for our children last year and it is such a wonderful way to tell our children how we love them and are proud of them! Ms. Richmond is an amazing writer and this one will for sure have you in tears!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For those who have watched how quickly children grow, whether parents grandparents of aunts/uncles, and love those special momoents with their children, this is a great book and a quick special bedtime story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Warning to parents...this one's a tear jerker!
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cherryblossommj More than 1 year ago
As any parent can tell you there a the precious moments where you want your baby to stay just the way they are right then forever. But then looking to the future I personally am excited about the idea of doing sewing crafts together and sharing books and stories. I look forward to a four year old with curls in pajamas squealing about princesses. Yet also... one day I'll look forward to the real far future where she continues to grow, but for now, I'll focus here. If I could keep you little... This picture book touches the heart and really spells out the feelings of mixed desire to have your child grow into whom they should be, but also to protect them and keep them where they are. The watercolors are gorgeous and the mixture of artistry and fonts in the words make this a fun one to share in reading. I think this will be a great addition to our shelves and recommend it for all. *Thanks to Sourcebooks Jabberwocky for providing a copy for review.*
Rosemarie Dispo More than 1 year ago
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