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I Believe in You
by Marianne Richmond


Overview - The follow-up to the hugely successful If I Could Keep You Little (100,000 in print), I Believe in You showcases the spirit of a parent who is on a child's team no matter what. From a beloved bestselling author who has touched the lives of millions, Marianne's evocative text and beautiful illustrations will speak straight to a parent's heart, exploring that feeling of unwavering support.  Read more...

 
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Overview
The follow-up to the hugely successful If I Could Keep You Little (100,000 in print), I Believe in You showcases the spirit of a parent who is on a child's team no matter what. From a beloved bestselling author who has touched the lives of millions, Marianne's evocative text and beautiful illustrations will speak straight to a parent's heart, exploring that feeling of unwavering support. Sure to become a new fan favorite, I Believe in You evocatively portrays the complex and tender emotions all parents have for their children.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781402263446
  • ISBN-10: 1402263449
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
  • Publish Date: August 2011
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-8
  • Dimensions: 9.85 x 10.27 x 0.42 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.04 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Family - Parents

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2011-06-13
  • Reviewer: Staff

While the vignettes in Richmond's latest inspirational picture book are intended for the elementary school set (her characters grapple with not getting picked for a team, being scared of monsters in the closet, and jumping off the diving board), what human, of any age, couldn't use this kind of cheering up: "When your project seems too hard,/ and you want to go to bed,/ I believe in your smart thinking/ to learn and grow instead." Feel-good, you-can-do-it stories often sag under the weight of their own preciousness, but Richmond has found her sweet spot (though it may still be too saccharine for some). The succinct, plainspoken text employs figurative language with a light touch ("When the day dips up and down/ like a roller coaster ride"), and her pastel watercolors strike the right balance between astute observation and a breezy, naïf aesthetic. There are even a few surprises, like the overhead view of a once-frightened child snuggling with one of the closet monsters. Even those who aren't fond of this genre will recognize that Richmond knows how to craft a book with broad commercial appeal. Ages 4–up. (Aug.)

 
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