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I Will Hold You 'til You Sleep Hardcover – October 1, 2006


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 2 and up
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books; 1 edition (October 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0439434203
  • ISBN-13: 978-0439434201
  • Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 8.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #913,286 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

The power and meaning of love is found in the simple, heartfelt promises that parents make to their children. That's the premise of this somewhat sentimental but visually impressive book. Using debut author Zuckerman's rather familiar lines as a jumping-off point ("I will hold you 'til you sleep/ Safe and warm within my arms/ Dreams of springtime's gentle breezes/ While my lullaby surrounds you"), Muth (Zen Shorts) imagines a journey of life's milestone moments, from birth to adulthood. A verse that begins, "I will kiss you when you fall," for instance, movingly covers a wide span of years that includes both a tumble the boy hero takes from his bike when he's a grade-schooler and also his first heartbreak as a teenager. Muth's rendering of the father comforting the jilted boy is emotionally astute. "When winter snows descend" inspires an image of the hero as a young man assisting and comforting his elderly mother. Muth graciously balances the weight of the scenes with an objective view, to keep this volume in the realm of the universal. All ages. (Oct.)
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PreS–A gentle, poetic text is illustrated in soft gouache-and-watercolor washes that depict scenes in the life of a boy from infancy, when his mother and father hold him close, to adulthood, when he is a parent himself. The words and pictures both extol the power of love and his parents' hopes that he will Grow and flourish.../Love and be loved throughout his years. Somewhat in the vein of Robert Munsch's Love You Forever (Firefly) and Sam McBratney's Guess How Much I Love You (Candlewick, both 1995), this lovely book will find a home in most libraries.–Judith Constantinides, formerly at East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, LA
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So beautiful and peaceful and sweet.
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We checked this book out of the library, and now I will be buying a copy of it.
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This heartwarming story brought tears to my eyes the first time I read it.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Melissa Sack VINE VOICE on February 16, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This is a love poem from parent to child. The poem lets the child know that the parent will always love them. No matter how old the child gets he will still be a child that is loved by his parents. There is a page where the parent is now a old lay and the son brings his children to visit. The illustrations show the grandchild gets the grandma's cane for her. This was my favorite part because my kids to this for MY grandmother each time we visit!

This captured what is in the heart of parents every where. Children grow up fast and we need to let them know how much they mean to us.

Yes It would make a great bed time story.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By char1077 on December 28, 2006
Format: Hardcover
I ran across this book while shelving at my bookstore. The cover caught my attention. The paintings are beautiful.

And while the words are simple, the promise they carry is amazing. And the way the child grows through book is subtle and entertaining to the reader, if not the child being read to.

Makes me wish I had kids to read it to.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Reading in the Rain on March 10, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This lovely book, through its tender prose and wonderful illustrations, reminds us that love and respect are the most enduring legacy we can give our children. The timeless message: from infancy in the security of our parents' arms, to the time we must be strong for our elders, the child who is loved is able to return that gift, again and again.

I'll be sharing this book with friends of all ages for years to come.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By E. Riego on January 7, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I do not think there has been a more perfect lullaby written in our era than Linda Zuckerman's `I Will Hold You Till You Sleep'. This small but beautiful prayer expands throughout a boy's lifetime from infancy through adulthood. From his birth his parents wished him all the joys of life and promised to be there for him in good times and in bad. As a baby his parents promise to be held `while you sleep', as he grew into a toddler he is promised to be `sheltered from the rain', as a teenager his he is promised to be `held while he weeps' and the promises are carried on throughout his life. Zuckerman could not have picked a better illustrator than Jon J. Muth who beautifully represents the parents wishes for their child in the symbol of a midnight blue blanket sprinkled with stars which is seen on the front cover. The blanket grows with the child and becomes a deep blue shirt, pair of jeans, jacket, and a lake the boy and his father fish in.

The change comes when the boy becomes a father with children of his own and his own father (his children's grandfather) passes away and he assumes the care of his mother. Here Muth inverts the meaning of the midnight blue `blanket' making it a symbol of the young man's love for his mother; his mother is now wearing a midnight blue sweater. This beautifully shows how as his parents age the boy's lullaby becomes transformed into his promise to take care of his parents.

This is a wonderful story that can be appreciated by children and adults of all ages. It makes for the perfect gift to a child, parent, or grandparent... it is a lullaby for all ages.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By ny mom on July 14, 2007
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For women who have children, for those who don't this book is a MUST read. It covers a child's life span from birth to later years when the child is grown. Amazing book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. L. Callahan on September 15, 2008
Format: Hardcover
We checked this book out of the library, and now I will be buying a copy of it. It is a prayer in print, a lullaby in text. Yes, I get a bit weepy when I read it to my daughter (who also likes it at 2.5 years old), because it really triggers those powerful emotions. But there's nothing wrong with a kiddo seeing mom be touched like that. If they ask why you're crying, you just say "Because it's beautiful."

This book, Zen Shorts, and You Are My I Love You are the most beautiful books I think my daughter owns so far, and I never get tired of them.

As far as the "Grandpa doesn't make it" reviewer....I'm not even sure what she's talking about. Certainly nothing in this book that would engender any conversations about death, as another reviewer intimated!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ms. Kylie S. Lambert on May 24, 2008
Format: Hardcover
What a beautiful book. As much for adults as children. The pictures are art and the words are beautiful.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Erin M on January 10, 2007
Format: Hardcover
I love this book. The images are absolutely gorgeous. I'd love to have a print of the cover. And the poem inside is very sweet, sentimental. I teared up when reading it in the bookstore. I bought one for a baby shower gift and bought myself a copy as well.
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