If I Could Keep You Little by Marianne Richmond (Giveaway)

November 16, 2010 by Kailani  
Filed under books, children, giveaways

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to commentor #62: Danelle!

keep you little coverKids grow up way too quickly. And as much as I can’t wait to see the kind of young ladies my girls will become I some times wish they would stay little forever. It’s a constant struggle which in the end I have no control over. All I can do is make the most of their childhood years and hope they remember a little of what I’ve taught them.


IF I COULD KEEP YOU LITTLE exemplifies Marianne’s real insights into the human spirit and her beautiful illustrations that will touch children and adults and that are sure to be cherished for generations to come. Taking the reader on a journey of memory and expectation, IF I COULD KEEP YOU LITTLE showcases the fleeting little moments that reveal how a child changes and grows.


If I Could Keep You Little is a wonderful book about a mother and her child. It’s written in poem style and can be easily read in a very short period of time which makes it perfect for a bedtime story. The watercolor illustrations enhances the soft and sentimental tone of the story and the various fonts used is a great way to emphasize key words.

kkep you little inside

On the sentimental side, this book really makes me think about my girls and how fast they’re growing up. All the little things I do for them now will one day be replaced by their independence and individuality. If I Could Keep You Little is a great reminder to make the most of their childhood before it’s gone.


I have a copy of If I Could Keep You Little for (1) lucky winner. To enter:

  • Just mention in comments before midnight, Nov 30th one thing you’ll miss about your little one’s childhood. That’s it!
  • A random winner will be selected and notified via email shortly thereafter.
  • The winner will then have 2 days to claim their prize.

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  • Mention this giveaway on your blog with a link back here.

This giveaway is open to everyone world-wide. Good luck!

This post was written for Sourcebooks who provided the item for review and giveaway. I was not compensated in any way except for the complimentary product. By entering this giveaway, you are acknowledging that you have read, understood, and agree to our disclosure policy.

About the Author: Kailani:
Owner of An Island Life. A flight attendant and mother to 3 beautiful girls. . . living a blessed life in Hawaii.
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81 Responses to “If I Could Keep You Little by Marianne Richmond (Giveaway)”
  1. 51
    Marla Y says:

    I will miss the hugs and cuddling she currently still likes. I always told her she could get no older than 5, but she didn’t listen, she’s now almost 11. :-) If I win I will give this book to her as a reminder of all the times I told her she couldn’t grow up :-) Thank you for the chance to win and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  2. 52
    Marla Y says:

    Email subscriber

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    Marla Y says:

    Twitter follower (nanatide)

  4. 54
    Amber says:

    how they wrap their little fingers around you finger

  5. 55
    Amber says:

    i get ur emails

  6. 56
    Amber says:

    follow on twitter as Amber01sw

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    Amber says:

    button is on my blog

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    Amber says:

    shared on twitter as Amber01sw

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    gustosa giveaways says:

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  10. 60
    Jill says:

    I will miss holding them in my lap and I will miss being needed.
    .-= Jill´s last blog ..Fall Pictures of Olivia =-.

  11. 61
    Linda Kish says:

    My son is grown now. I miss the imagination he always showed.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  12. 62
    Danelle says:

    I am gonna miss everything. The dirty diapers, the crying, the milestones that are hit. I could go on and on. Brings tears to my eyes just thinking about it.

    danellejohns at gmail dot com

  13. 63
    Danelle says:

    I follow via google Reader-
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    Danelle says:

    I follow/like you on Twitter-DanelleJohns(Danelle)
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  15. 65
    Ellen C. says:

    I will miss the way my son says i love you. Thanks for the chance.

  16. 66
    Ellen C. says:

    I’m a subscriber.

  17. 67
    Jana says:

    I know I’ll miss all the firsts… first roll over, first tooth, first babble, first foods, first holidays, sitting, crawling, walking and the CUDDLING!!

  18. 68
    Jana says:

    I subscribe via e-mail

  19. 69
    Jana says:

    I have your button on my blog http://johnnjana.blogspot.com/

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  22. 72
    Andrea says:

    I love my little girl’s random hugs and kisses and when she’s too old and too cool for that, I’m sure going to miss it!
    sunshine131 at gmail dot com
    .-= Andrea´s last blog ..30 Days of Thankfulness – November 21 =-.

  23. 73
    katklaw777 says:

    I miss her giggle and playing games with her. She laughs now but I never her a giggle anymore…….sigh.

  24. 74
    katklaw777 says:

    email feed subscriber

  25. 75
    Ally M says:

    Missing having a little baby to rock to sleep. I enjoyed the rocker as much as them.

  26. 76
    Ally M says:

    Email subscriber

  27. 77
    Ally M says:

    Follow your Tweets

  28. 78
    angela m says:

    i will miss all the cuddling

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    angela m says:

    i Follow An Island Life on Twitter.

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