Monday, December 20, 2010

BGGG- If I Could Keep You Little-Written and Illustrated by Marianne Richmond

Being a mother of three amazing boys, I can't help but notice how quickly my guys are growing up. And while I love to see all the things they learn to do and experience, part of me wishes they would stay little just a while longer.

This is the message of the adorable book...

If I Could Keep You Little

Written and Illustrated by Marianne Richmond

From  a Beloved Best Selling author who has touched the lives of millions, If I Could Keep You Little is a sweet, inspiring book that with speak straight to a parents heart, exploring the powerful feeling that every parent has, the push/pull feeling of wanting your child to grow and savoring and holding on to every moment.

If I Could Keep You Little takes the reader on a journey of memory and expectation, exploring real insights into the human spirit. Marianne's artwork beautifully illustrates these complex emotions and her insightful prose 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!"

Before receiving this book for review, I actually came across it in my local Target store on Black Friday. In the madness of that day my shopping partner, who happens to be one of my very best friends had actually picked it off the shelf of HUNDREDS of books and started reading it.

"I'm gonna stand here in the middle of Target and start crying" she said.

"Hey! I'm supposed to receive that book to review!" I told her.

We both took a few moments out of the Black Friday insanity to read through the entire book... and wiped tears away as we did.

She and I have been friends since WE were little, and we had children within 19 days of each other who are now best buddies. If I Could Keep You Little touched both of our hearts with its honest words and beautiful illustrations. This book is relatable for any parent who struggles with their children growing up too fast.

I would definitely recommend this amazing book as a wonderful gift idea that will be a treasured keepsake for your child. I plan on getting two more copies so that I can write a special note in them to each of my growing boys. That way when they are all grown and have children of their own, they can look back at their own copy of If I Could Keep You Little and see how much their mommy loves them, as they  relate to the feelings as a parent themselves.

If I could Keep You Little is available at stores near you and also from many trusted online retailers including the publishers website...

. This book is published by Source Books and retails for $15.99.

To find out more about the author visit...

1 comment:

  1. I felt like you did! Just the little thing uou wrote already has me teary eyed! A Great Book!Thanks