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Wherever You Are My Love Will Find You

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by Nancy Tillman
     
 

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. . . I wanted you more than you'll ever know,

so I sent love to follow wherever you go. . . .

Love is the greatest gift we have to give our children. It's the one thing they can carry with them each and every day.

If love could take shape it might look something like these heartfelt words and images from the inimitable Nancy Tillman

Overview

. . . I wanted you more than you'll ever know,

so I sent love to follow wherever you go. . . .

Love is the greatest gift we have to give our children. It's the one thing they can carry with them each and every day.

If love could take shape it might look something like these heartfelt words and images from the inimitable Nancy Tillman. Here is a book to share with your loved ones, no matter how near or far, young or old, they are.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
As a child frolics in a magical version of the natural world, the narrator coos her enduring parental love: "I wanted you more/ than you ever will know,/so I sent love to follow/ wherever I go." The child, of neutral ethnicity and indeterminate gender (thanks to an orange bucket hat and compositions that always show him or her in profile or from behind) is one lucky kid: there's a piggyback ride on a hippo, apple-picking with the help of an albino giraffe, a park bench chat with pandas, and a snooze that literally entails lying down with the lambs. Tillman's (On the Night You Were Born) digital artwork teeters of the edge of saccharine, and she's too fond of dancing blobs of lights. But she has an unerring instinct for dramatic composition--in these pages, readers get the sense of spying on a secret world--and her potent combination of unapologetic sentiment, fantasy, photorealism, and painterliness has an undeniable allure. As with her other books, the real audience is probably grownups looking for a misty-eyed interlude. Ages 4-8. (Sept.)
From the Publisher

“The illustrations that flow across each page of this tale are every bit as beautiful as the message: Never doubt that you're number one with Mom.” —Parenting: Early Years

“Encourages an adult and child to snuggle affectionately together with a book is undeniable and may make this just the balm the doctor (or librarian) ordered.” —Booklist

“Parents and grandparents with a sweet tooth will likely lap up the latest in Tillman's string of sentimental favorites.” —Kirkus Reviews

“[Tillman] has an unerring instinct for dramatic composition--in these pages, readers get the sense of spying on a secret world--and her potent combination of unapologetic sentiment, fantasy, photorealism, and painterliness has an undeniable allure.” —Publishers Weekly

“Oh, to be the lucky child whose parent reads Wherever You Are, My Love Will Find You aloud…Wherever You Are, My Love Will Find You is the book you want to give to whomever you love; it would make a memorable birthday, holiday or ‘just because' gift, and it is sure to be treasured.” —BlogCritics.org

“The simplicity of the illustrations work well with the verses that describe the power of love and how it is always near no matter where one is. Those children who enjoyed Tillman's previous book, On the Night You Were Born, will probably enjoy the lyrical words and enchanting illustrations of this book, too. A wonderful book to share with children to let them know they are always loved.” —Children's Literature

“This is one of those rare baby books that should make both skeptics and sentimentalists of all ages happy.” —Publishers Weekly on On the Night You Were Born

“A beautiful tribute to the uniqueness of every child.” —Kirkus Reviews on On the Night You Were Born

“Many parents will welcome this opportunity to tell their children how special and loved they are.” —Booklist on On the Night You Were Born

Children's Literature - Carrie Hane Hung
Realize the strength of love and how it is able to go anywhere. In the illustrations, a trail of stars represents love that follows the young child with the red hat. The star-like magic of love accompanies the child's fanciful adventures. The young child interacts with a variety of animals. The starry trail of love follows closely whether the child dances with a bear in a field, rides on a hippopotamus across the water, plays with rabbits in a snowy grove, or rests with sheep in the shade of the trees. The simplicity of the illustrations work well with the verses that describe the power of love and how it is always near no matter where one is. Those children who enjoyed Tillman's previous book, On the Night You Were Born, will probably enjoy the lyrical words and enchanting illustrations of this book, too. A wonderful book to share with children to let them know they are always loved. Reviewer: Carrie Hane Hung
Kirkus Reviews
Parents and grandparents with a sweet tooth will likely lap up the latest in Tillman's string of sentimental favorites. Couched in a series of breathless phrases and exhortations, the (presumably) parent's adoration of the child is expressed ad nauseum, accompanied by a series of slightly surreal illustrations. A swirl of white stars represents the parent's love. The child, whose face is always shrouded or turned away, is accompanied in each illustration by one or more animals pictured in photorealistic detail. The contrast with the softer, generally pastoral backgrounds is surprisingly pleasing if utterly inexplicable. Young listeners may wonder just why the child is frolicking in the water with a pair of hippos or playing in the surf with two small purple pachyderms, but the paintings are probably pretty enough to distract them. The text, unfortunately, has no such saving grace, and the abstract descriptions will do little to capture young listeners' attention. If parents want their children to feel loved, a better bet would be to find a book they'll both enjoy and share it together. (Picture book. 4-7)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781466809536
Publisher:
Feiwel & Friends
Publication date:
09/14/2010
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
464,974
File size:
5 MB
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Nancy Tillman is the author and illustrator of the New York Times best-selling picture book On the Night You Were Born and its companion journal, The Wonder of You: A Book for Celebrating Baby's First Year. Her other books include The Spirit of Christmas and Tumford the Terrible. A former advertising executive, Tillman now writes and illustrates full-time. She lives in Tualatin, Oregon.


Nancy Tillman is the author and illustrator of the New York Times best-selling picture book On the Night You Were Born and its companion journal, The Wonder of You: A Book for Celebrating Baby's First Year. Her other books include Wherever You Are: My Love Will Find You, The Spirit of Christmas, and Tumford the Terrible. A former advertising executive, Tillman now writes and illustrates full-time. She lives in Tualatin, Oregon.

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