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I Believe in You

4.19  ·  Rating Details ·  97 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews

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 unwa

Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 1st 2011 by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky (first published August 2008)
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Jun 22, 2012 Christie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens-books
Bawled like a baby in the target book aisle. I bought it immediately for Hailey's birthday. I know this sounds silly but it has changed my parenting the past couple weeks. I realized that I DO believe in my kids and need to act like it. The book was cheaper than a therapy session, buy it!
Oct 04, 2011 Maria rated it it was amazing
In My Honest Opinion:
This is my third book by Marianne Richmond, my first being If I Could Keep You Little (my review here) and the second being The Night Night Book (review here)

We are big fans of Ms. Richmond and read her books often. The kids book shelves are over stocked but they often pull these at night.

In I Believe In You a child is told that no matter what, you will have the power to:
Find new friends if a friend is unkind.
Believe in true beauty and never question your looks
Believe in yo
Jul 18, 2011 Rebekka rated it liked it
I Believe in You is an inspiring affirmation of affection and confidence for parents to share with their children. Life for young people, especially, can sometimes be overwhelming and confusing. Knowing your parent believes in you, and trusts you to do the right thing can mean so much, and can help you plant one foot firmly in front of the other when times get tough. The text in I Believe in You conveys these sentiments simply, and sincerely. The watercolor illustrations are whimsical and bright ...more
Jul 20, 2011 MaryAnn rated it it was amazing
"I Believe in You" is a wonderful children's book with adorable illustrations from the author. It is a positive book that all children should have. The book has statements on each page that are easy for young children to understand, but states a powerful message. All statement rhyme nicely. It shows that children can have some problems and life may not always be easy but with the right attitude they can do the right thing and make their parents proud. Every page shows by pictures and words how t ...more
Jul 25, 2011 Rochelle rated it really liked it
Great book for all ages. I thought my 7 and 9 year old would feel it was to young for them but we loved it. I could read it over and over to them. Especially in times when they are feeling down or working through different situations in life. I wish I had this book sooner.

I received this book free through Goodreads First reads giveaways.
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Nov 23, 2011 Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance rated it really liked it
“Whether it’s
sunny or stormy,
whether you’re
happy or blue,
I’m here to say,
without a doubt,
that I believe in you!”

A poem of a parent to one’s child, reminding the child that the parent will never forsake the child, that the parent will always support the child, that the parent will always love the child.

Finn Pennekamp
Mar 27, 2012 Finn Pennekamp rated it liked it
Yeah, this book is nice. It has a good message, and it's very positive in tone. I mean, I don't expect to have friends who don't want to hang out with me, or a baseball team that won't let me play, but it's good to know that if I do, this book will be there for me.
Carol Harlow
Sep 29, 2011 Carol Harlow rated it it was amazing
This book is beautifully illustrated and written. Each page has a nice rhyming message that will boost a child's self esteem and make them more confident.
Aug 26, 2012 Amber rated it it was amazing
A wonderful read that I highly recommend for parents. The positive message is an important one that all parents hope to convey to their children.
Jan 13, 2015 Diana rated it really liked it
Shelves: toddler-books
Really sweet. I would buy this for my son when he's a little older (not quite 2).
Jul 29, 2013 Chris rated it really liked it
Shelves: lulu, picture, 0
LULU - "It was so so Awesome"
A wonderful book about how parents believe in their children
Horace Mann Family Reading Challenge
Beautiful story that shows the love and support of a parent. All parents should read this with their kids.P.K.
Oct 05, 2011 Adelina rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens
Wonderful inspirational book. I loved reading this my to my girls, and have had them tell me throughout the day "I believe in my stand up truth".
Kate Hastings
Nov 02, 2011 Kate Hastings rated it really liked it
Grades Pre-K to 3. Self-esteem. A great book for parents, teachers and school counselors about kids making choices when things get touch and how we always have their backs.
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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.
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