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Book Review - If I Could Keep You Little...

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Book Review - If I Could Keep You Little...

I am so pleased that I was chosen by Blog PR Wire to review the children's book If I Could Keep You Little... by Marianne Richmond.  I have always said to my oldest child that she is growing up way too fast and I just want her to stop for a while.  I ask if I old on to the top of her head if it will prevent her from getting any bigger.  Of course her response is always, "Mom, I have to get bigger - it's part of growing up."  Such a mature response...

If I Could Keep You Little... is a beautifully written story about a parent wanting to keep his/her child little.  Each page that has a reason to keep them little has a corresponding page saying what they would miss out on if they didn't get bigger.  For instance, on the one page it says "If I could keep you little, I'd kiss your cuts and scrapes."  Then on the facing page it says "But then I'd miss you learning from your own mistakes."

I really love that this book puts into words what so many parents go through emotionally...watching their children grow up way too fast.  But I also enjoy that it illustrates what they would miss out on.  Something I don't always consider when I'm seeing my children do another "big girl" or "big boy" thing.

I read this book with my oldest daughter who really enjoyed the story and hearing why I say I want her to stay little.  The illustrations are very nicely done and are great at capturing all the milestones.  This is a great book for toddlers and young children.

About The Author - Marianne Richmond

While recovering from brain surgery, Marianne Richmond created hand-painted cards as individual thank you notes for her well-wishers, and from that small beginning started her own greeting card company, Marianne Richmond Studios, Inc.. Since then she has become a recognized creator of numerous books that celebrate milestones in life, memorable journeys, and relationships. Beginning with her first book in 1997, Gift of An Angel, writer and artist Marianne has touched the lives of millions over the past decade through her line of greeting cards and gift books. Marianne lives in Minneapolis, MN with her husband, four kids, and their beloved Border Collie, Clay. Find out more at her website



At December 23, 2010 at 2:40 PM , Blogger Doreen McGettigan said...

Great review...I always say this to my little grand babies...who have the nerve to keep getting bigger every time I see them!

At December 24, 2010 at 4:40 AM , Blogger dona said...

Wishing a merry Christmas to all my followers!


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