by Marianne Richmond
Release date: March 1st, 2014
Published by: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Genre: Children (ages 1 and up)
Format reviewed: eGalley from Netgalley/publisher for an honest review.
Marianne Richmond is quickly becoming a classic children's book author.
I'll Never Let You Go speaks straight to a parent's heart in the same sweet, thoughtful way that If I Could Keep You Little did, playfully using a Blankie to beautifully illustrate what it means to let a child grow while still keeping them in your heart.
One of the most sweetest, memorable and touching children's book I have read in a very long time.
I would shelve this in between The Kissing Hand and Good Night Moon...
Edward is very fond and attached to his little Blankie. He never goes anywhere or does anything without it... "I'll never let you go," he says every time they do something together. So many heartfelt moments that he will never forget.
When Edward's mom explains that he will be starting school soon and when he goes to school, Blankie must stay home, Edward is sad and does not want to leave Blankie behind.
The perfect book for the child who will be going to daycare or pre-school and must leave their precious 'blankie' home for safe-keeping! The pictures are drawn to be soft and delicate, which emphasizes the importance on how sensitive this subject is for toddlers...
Will definitely help you explain to them the why and how come.
I adore it!
And will definitely be buying this to have on my shelf ready for when my youngest reaches this milestone!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Marianne Richmond
Author and illustrator Marianne Richmond has touched the lives of millions through her delightful gift books, greeting cards and gift products distributed worldwide. Her enchanting artistic style and sincere sentiment, which adorn a growing number of products truly offer fans the most heartfelt way to celebrate the feelings of life.