Thursday, December 23, 2010

Book Review: If I Could Keep You Little

I had the opportunity to review a copy of the book If I Could Keep You Little by Marianne Richmond.

I found the book fun and easy to read. My kids had it out and were reading it as soon as I got the package open. The illustrations are bright, fun, and cute. I shared the book with some of my homeschooling friends. We all agreed it was nice to see a book that not only expressed the fun of our children being little, but also looked on the bright and positive side of our kids growing up. It's those feelings of wanting our kids to stay little, but realizing how much we would miss if they don't grow up and make decisions on their own, that is conveyed so well in this book.

From the book:
"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!'"

This is a book that will be treasured.
I think it would make a great gift for an expectant mom or any mom for that matter!

If I Could Keep You Little  is available at Sourcebooks and it retails for $15.99.

About the Author:  Marianne Richmond started her own greeting card company (Marianne Richmond Studios, Inc.) and has become a recognized creator of numerous books that celebrate milestones in life, memorable journeys, and relationships. Since her first book in 1997, Gift of An Angel,  writer and artist Marianne has touched the lives of millions over the past decae through her line of greeting cards and gift books.

Merry Christmas!


Heather@Cultivated Lives said...

This sounds like a lovely book. I'm always joking with my boys that I'm scheming to keep them little forever. They usually take an extra helping of veggies so that they'll have enough 'green-light' food to keep growing up.


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