Friday, December 3, 2010

Christmas Ideas #4: Childrens' Book Review: If I Could Keep You Little

From bestselling author, Marianne Richmond, comes a new book "If I Could Keep You Little" just in time for Christmas! For those of you who don't know Marianne Richmond, she is a writer, artist, and greeting card company (Marianne Richmond Studios, Inc.) owner. Now, I am new to her books but being the bookworm that I am, this book tugged at my heartstrings like never before.


The Synopsis: 
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.
Here's the thing, this book relates to all life, not just children but also to animals. No matter what, we always want them to stay little and adorable, but no matter what, they will all grow and mature. Despite that desire to keep them small, we also desire to watch them grow throughout life, learn new experiences, and create wonderful memories. We are proud when our little ones learn something new yet, we feel a slight disappointment that they are growing independent and away from us. Thus, arises complex emotions in each and everyone of us and Marianne was able to convert that into a masterpiece on pen and paper. I'm sure that's how all parents feel and even I, as a pet owner, feel. Marianne Richmond truly is able to write and illustrate this, which is why this book is just so beautiful and so easily able to tug on heartstrings of all those who read it. It is a very sweet book and I can tell you Marianne now has a new fan! This is a must read and I would recommend it to families and kids, another great bedtime story. This book easily gets 10 stars out of 10.


Buy It: If I Could Keep You Little ($15.99) can be found at various bookstores (Barnes & Nobles, Amazon).


Disclaimer: The product/s mentioned above have been provided free of charge from the manufacturer or PR firm for the purposes of this review. Opinions expressed belong to Whirlwind of Surprises and are NOT influenced in any way. Please view my full disclosure.


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