November 6, 2010

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE Review: If I Could Keep You Little... by Marianne Richmond

Marianne Richmond brings you this sweet, inspiring book will speak straight to a parent’s 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 exemplifies Marianne Richmond’s real insights into the human spirit. This picture book showcases Marianne’s beloved artwork, which beautifully illustrates these complex emotions, along with her insightful prose, both of which are sure to be cherished for generations to come. Taking the reader on a journey of memory and expectation, the book showcases the fleeting little moments that reveal how a child changes and grows.

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.

Sourcebooks, Incorporated
November 1, 2010
32 pages
$15.99 US

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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book for free. All opinions expressed are 100% mine. If you make a purchase using my Amazon or Barnes and Noble link, I will receive a small portion of the purchase price.

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Music4Betty said...

This sounds like a beautiful book. I do not have kids of my own, but I can relate as an aunt. My nieces and nephews grew up in front of me, and the emotions involved are very mixed.

Elsie said...

This review so gracefully expressed what I have felt raising my son, who is now a fine young man.

My niece just had a baby girl, and I would love to give her this book as a Christmas present to her heart!

Tarah said...

I would love to win this book - we're expecting our first child in March!


sweepmom said...

I am always telling my 8 yo that he cannot get any bigger. I have a 16 yo as well and just know that times passes by much to quickly.

Linda Kish said...

I want this for my son's SIL for when she has her baby. I'll have to buy it if I can't win it.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Patty said...

Sounds absolutely charming --- I love the cover and I love that it captures that "how did he get that tall" feeling!

StacieinAtlanta said...

Sounds like a beautiful book. I would love to keep my children little forever!!! :)

stacieconnerty (at) gmail (dot) com

StacieinAtlanta said...

Sounds like a beautiful book. I would love to keep my children little forever!!! :)

stacieconnerty (at) gmail (dot) com

Sarita said...

So cute! I treasure my two little ones.

Anonymous said...

Any paretn can relate to this beautiful book.

Brittany said...

I would love to read this to my niece! Thanks.