I'll Be There
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The creators of Always offer a celebration of a growing child’s accomplishments— and a reassurance that Mom will always be there.

Children love the idea of growing up and doing things on their own. It’s fun to dress, read, and take showers like a big kid. But it’s a little scary, too. Scampering along a stone wall just out of reach, a young boy asks his mother, "Will you st...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 22nd 2011 by Candlewick Press
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Sara Abdulkarim
I'll Be There is a story about a young boy who is ready to grow up. On a walk to the park, he talks to his mother about how she raised him. Throughout the story, the mother speaks about her experience in raising him. They then begin to contemplate how much he has grown. The young boy speaks about how he can tie his own shoes and how he can shower by himself. However, he fears that his mother will not remain with him. He asks her if she will be there for him when he gets older and she replies, "I...more
Candice
Jun 18, 2011 Candice rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Sophie - when she is older
Shelves: picture-books
A simple but heartfelt message from mother to son - I will always be there for you. The little boy, cavorting along a stone wall, asks his mother, "Did you push me in a carriage when I was a baby?" and his mother replies that she took him to the playground and did a number of things he was unable to do for himself. But now the boy can do so many things on his own - tie his shoes, read his own bedtime story, and even make breakfast for mom. Needing some reassurance, he then asks, "Will you still...more
Tricia
Another weeper related to a child growing up...so sweetly illustrated that if a mother of a young boy doesn't mist up at this one, check your heart for a beat. Not really a storytime read...more of a cozy lap share read.
Bethe
Bookaday #3. Nice story, nice watercolor illustrations, nothing exceptional or new. Start mother/son story time with this one and build to the much better The Runaway Bunny and I'll Love You Forever.
Laura
A really nice picture book about a young boy growing up. Even though he's getting older and can do a lot of things by himself, his mom reassures him that she'll always be there for him.
Shelli
Cute but just to short. Story of a mother and elementary age son who can now do many things on his own but would still like the assurance that his mother will be there for him.
Miracle Wiley
This book teaches students about growing up, and how families are different
Huda
Things mothers no more do for their grown up children
Janet
Great choice for a Toddler Time about mothers or babies.
Linda Atkinson
A heartstring tugger <3
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Ann Stott is a children’s book designer and the author of Always, illustrated by Matt Phelan. About I’ll Be There, she says, "It dawned on me one day that I hadn’t tied my son’s sneakers in months. I suddenly realized that there were many things that I no longer had to do for him. He was growing up." Ann Stott lives in Newburyport, Massachusetts.
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