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Will You Carry Me? Hardcover – January 31, 2005


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 2 and up
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Kane Miller Book Pub; X-Library - 1st edition (January 31, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1929132743
  • ISBN-13: 978-1929132744
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 9.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,894,838 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

PreS–When it is time to return home from the park, tired toddler Thomas asks Mom to carry him. A wonderfully funky, contemporary, creative young woman, she suggests that they jump home instead of walking. "She hitches up her pants and bends her knees," and the two hop off. When the tot tires of this and asks again to be carried, Mom convinces him to pretend to swim, fly, and finally run and chase, laughing all the way home. The two are framed by a confection of candy colors and accompanied in the clever illustrations by an increasing mélange of toys, fairies, bugs, birds, and various other companions that mirror the glee or distress of the pair. The succinct and bright text is perfectly matched by the light, sparkling art and expressive faces on the frizzy-haired mom and sweet child. Parents (who may pick up tips for the next time they are in this situation) and toddlers will enjoy this refreshing romp.– Marge Loch-Wouters, Menasha's Public Library, WI
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"It all adds up to a lovely confection, and one that may just inspire some similarly creative walks home." -- Publishers Weekly, April 4, 2005

A universal experience that will have both toddlers and parents grinning, turning the plea for "carry me" into playful fun. -- Kirkus Reviews, January 15, 2005

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Daniel J. Linke on March 24, 2005
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The colors of this book are fantastic! The drawings are detailed and fun, and young children will delight in finding all the amusing visual jokes on each page. The story is a simple and delightful one, in which a tired mother plays with her tired child to get them both home in a fun and loving way. This is a children's book that everyone can appreciate.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on April 11, 2005
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Enhanced throughout every page by Peter van H armelen's intricate pastel artwork, Heleen van Rossum's Will You Carry Me? is the picturebook story of a toddler who is too tired to walk but too big to be carried. When he asks his mother, "Will you carry me?" she comes up with inventive solutions - if he's too tired to walk, then the two of them can jump, swim, fly, or run home together! The warm and cheerful illustrations set alight the charm of this playful read-aloud story.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Vivien on June 15, 2005
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My children loved this story, and related well to its premise. Who doesn't want to be varried? The illustrations are cheerful and whimsical. Highly recommend.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jellicle on January 10, 2014
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I find this book adorable but also poignant. It's about having fun but also learning about independence and abilities. A timeless classic that will be treasured in our family.
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By Susan A. Johnson on March 1, 2014
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I love the beautiful, colorful pictures in this book, along with the storyline that every mom or grandma has heard. I bought this for other grandmas to have in their home collection for grandkids visits.
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