• Reading level: Ages 4-8
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky (November 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402255594
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402255595


This book ‘If I could keep you little’, written and illustrated by Marianne Richmond, couldn’t have come at a better time. My littlest guy who is turning 3 in a couple of months, will also be attending kinder this year. For the longest time, we kept referring to him as baby, or baby bear. Because he is our baby. At the back of my mind, I knew he was going to kinder, but it didn’t really dawn on me, that he is growing up, and is no longer a baby.

A endearingly bittersweet book where parents who don’t want their babies to grow up too quickly, and yet, want to see their kids realise their dreams and experience life’s ups and downs.

About Marianne Richmond :

Marianne Richmond, a mother to four beautiful children, started as 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 Richmond has touched the lives of millions over the past decade through her line of greeting cards and gift books. Do check out her website and blog for her extensive collection of cards and books.

Buy it! : I love Marianne’s illustrations, in watercolor  and simple lines, capturing moments of childhood beginnings on one page, and the other, their limitless possibilities.  I also love typographic books, and Marianne uses a selection of typography to highlight the significance of their meaning in each sentence. All in all, very beautiful artwork in a book.  As a parent, you always want your child to remain just the way they are, but at the same time, you know that growing up is part of the package, and there’s nothing to stop that. Her book captured exactly how I felt, and reminded me to savor every minute of their childhood, be it their tantrumy, sicky or happy days. Marianne’s books (e-books as well) are available on Amazon, or at her very own website.

Win it! : Two lucky readers will have a chance to win this heartwarming book, just by doing this :

  • One mandatory entry – Visit  Marianne’s website and tell us, which book you’d like to read and why.
  • Two additional entry – Follow us on twitter and tweet this giveaway “Win a “If I Could Keep You Little” book at“  with a link back to this post. Please leave an additional comment including your twitter id and your tweet url. You can do this daily until the giveaway closes.
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  • Giveaway open to US shipping addresses only.
  • Giveaway ends Jan 26th 2011 and a winner will be picked using We will not be emailing winners, so please make sure you subscribe to our feed or check back here for the winner announcement post.

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81 Responses so far.

  1. 51
    noelle says:

    subscriber entry 2

  2. 52
    McKim says:

    I’d like to read Grandma Loves Me! Board Book to my little grandson – cause Grandma does love him!
    kimkmc at

  3. 53
    Andrea says:

    I’d love to have the I Love You So book…because I love books about “love” and my daughter does too :)

    sunshine131 at gmail dot com

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    Karen Runey says:


  5. 55
    Karen Runey says:

    “i love you so” looks adorable

  6. 56
    Kristy T says:

    “I love you so much” is a book I’d love to read. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  7. 57
    Rachel says:

    I would like The Gift of Memory, since I always want to remember my first two children who died.

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    Pam says:

    I would like the Big Brother book since my grandson is getting a new sibling in July.

  9. 59
    AEKZ2 says:

    I’d like to read You Are My Wish Come True because my children are my wish come true. I’d like to share this book with them.

  10. 60
    AEKZ2 says:

    Email subscriber 1

  11. 61
    AEKZ2 says:

    Email subscriber 2

  12. 62
    Ed Nemmers says:

    “Dear Daughter”; for my Brother to give to his girls!

  13. 63
    Lisa L says:

    Big Brother would be a great book for my son as he’s going to be one in about 3 weeks!

  14. 64
    Lisa L says:

    I’m a subscriber #1

  15. 65
    Lisa L says:

    I’m a subscriber #2

  16. 66
    trixx says:

    I’d love to get “Happy Birthday to You!” for my daughter, it looks like a fun book to give to her on her birthday

  17. 67
    trixx says:

    I subscribe

  18. 68
    trixx says:

    2 I subscribe

  19. 69
    nicole says:

    i’d also like to read You Are My Wish Come True- as my daughter is my very happy wish come true and i tell her that all the time

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    nicole says:

    subscriber under blesstheirheartsmom at gmail dot com


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    nicole says:

    subscriber under blesstheirheartsmom at gmail dot com


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    susanmeep says:

    I would love to read the The DIY Guide to… Mommy Sanity. I need to learn some sanity mommy tips! suelee1998 @

  27. 77
    susan smoaks says:

    i like the Eave Magnets #19

  28. 78
    susan smoaks says:

    subscriber #1

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    susan smoaks says:

    subscriber #2

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    Elisa says:

    I would like to read The Gift of a Memory.

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