If I Could Keep You Little… takes you on a journey of memory and expectation, putting into words the fleeting, often indescribable little moments that reveal how a child changes and grows.
This sweet, inspiring book speaks straight to the heart, exploring the powerful emotions that every parent has and illuminating the tender balance between letting your child grow up and savoring the beauty of right now.
When reading just a snippet of this book to decide if I was going to review it I became teary eyed! I think having children who are grown I can truly appreciate this story in a way parents with babies or toddlers can’t yet.
I thought this was such a touching truthful story of how we as parents want our little ones to stay little, but if they did, we’d never get to experience all the other wonderful parts of childhood. Here’s one of the spots that I liked:
“If I could keep you little, I’d pick for you a friend or two.
But then I’d miss you finding friends you like who like you, too!”
This book is an absolute keeper and a precious book for parent and child!
Marianne Richmond, author and illustrator, has touch 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.
I received this book for review. The opinions expressed are my own. I’d like to thank Sourcebooks for the opportunity to review Marianne’s book.