Synopses & Reviews
When a little boy and his mom go camping, mini-disasters abound, and there are
lots of opportunities for Mom to step in and fix everything. But instead, with a loving
touch, this mommy shows her child ways to do things for himself, going far to encourage
her childand#8217;s independence. And there is still plenty of opportunity for snuggling
under the stars.
This warm and humorous testament to all the loving things a supportive mom does
each day is every bit as heartwarming as its predecessor and is sure to become a favorite
for families everywhere.
As a child frolics in a magical version of the natural world the narrator coos her enduring parental love: "I wanted you more/ than you ever will know/so I sent love to follow/ wherever I go." The child of neutral ethnicity and indeterminate gender (thanks to an orange bucket hat and compositions that always show him or her in profile or from behind) is one lucky kid: there's a piggyback ride on a hippo apple picking with the help of an albino giraffe a park bench chat with pandas and a snooze that literally entails lying down with the lambs. Tillman's (On the Night You Were Born) digital artwork teeters of the edge of saccharine and she's too fond of dancing blobs of lights. But she has an unerring instinct for dramatic composition in these pages readers get the sense of spying on a secret world and her potent combination of unapologetic sentiment fantasy photorealism and painterliness has an undeniable allure. As with her other books the real audience is probably grownups looking for a misty eyed interlude. Ages 4–8. (Sept.) " Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
"As a child frolics in a magical version of the natural world, the narrator coos her enduring parental love: 'I wanted you more/ than you ever will know,/so I sent love to follow/ wherever I go.' The child, of neutral ethnicity and indeterminate gender (thanks to an orange bucket hat and compositions that always show him or her in profile or from behind) is one lucky kid: there's a piggyback ride on a hippo, apple-picking with the help of an albino giraffe, a park bench chat with pandas, and a snooze that literally entails lying down with the lambs. Tillman's (On the Night You Were Born) digital artwork teeters of the edge of saccharine, and she's too fond of dancing blobs of lights. But she has an unerring instinct for dramatic composition--in these pages, readers get the sense of spying on a secret world--and her potent combination of unapologetic sentiment, fantasy, photorealism, and painterliness has an undeniable allure. As with her other books, the real audience is probably grownups looking for a misty-eyed interlude. Ages 4 8. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
Praise for Wherever You Are, My Love Will Find You:
“The illustrations that flow across each page of this tale are every bit as beautiful as the message: Never doubt that youre number one with Mom.” —Parenting: Early Years
"Encourages an adult and child to snuggle affectionately together with a book is undeniable and may make this just the balm the doctor (or librarian) ordered.” —Booklist
“Parents and grandparents with a sweet tooth will likely lap up the latest in Tillmans string of sentimental favorites.” —Kirkus Reviews
“[Tillman] has an unerring instinct for dramatic composition--in these pages, readers get the sense of spying on a secret world--and her potent combination of unapologetic sentiment, fantasy, photorealism, and painterliness has an undeniable allure.” —Publishers Weekly
“Oh, to be the lucky child whose parent reads Wherever You Are, My Love Will Find You aloud…Wherever You Are, My Love Will Find You is the book you want to give to whomever you love; it would make a memorable birthday, holiday or ‘just because gift, and it is sure to be treasured.” —BlogCritics.org
“The simplicity of the illustrations work well with the verses that describe the power of love and how it is always near no matter where one is. Those children who enjoyed Tillman's previous book, On the Night You Were Born, will probably enjoy the lyrical words and enchanting illustrations of this book, too. A wonderful book to share with children to let them know they are always loved.” —Childrens Literature
Praise for On the Night You Were Born:
“This is one of those rare baby books that should make both skeptics and sentimentalists of all ages happy.” —Publishers Weekly
“A beautiful tribute to the uniqueness of every child.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Many parents will welcome this opportunity to tell their children how special and loved they are.” —Booklist
Praise for Its Time to Sleep, My Love:
“As in On the Night You Were Born, the words directly address a young listener with comforting, fanciful imagery. . . . culminating in a final scene of a sleeping child in a floating bed under a watchful moon, this gentle, tender offering will buoy children with its strong messages of safety and love.” —Booklist
“A luxuriant bedtime retreat for children and parents alike.” —Kirkus Reviews
Praise for The Spirit of Christmas:
“Tillman expertly swirls together reality and fantasy—the narrator's child delights in the sight of the decorated tree, the lion lies down with the lamb—as is fitting for such a magical night.” —Shelf Awareness
“Handsomely illustrated, this Christmas book is bound to be hyped as the perfect seasonal gift. . . . Tillmans sentimental sensibility and beautiful artwork ensure that this will become a popular choice at holiday time.” —Booklist
“A beautiful and timeless book.” —School Library Journal
“As the adult speaker of the story nods off in a comfy red chair, the Spirit of Christmas appears, ready to get the narrator in the holiday spirit. What follows is a buoyant, imagistic tribute to the season, as the Spirit lists joys both concrete and intangible, before offering the reminder: ‘Because it took nothing but love to begin it,/ its not really Christmas if love isnt in it. Tillmans ethereal illustrations are surreal but captivating.” —Publishers Weekly
“Bestselling author Tillman offers a dreamlike interpretation of the collective spirit that permeates the holiday.” —Kirkus
* andquot;Readers will want to reread this simple but meaningful text and bask again in the glorious illustrations of this splendid debut.andquot; andmdash;Kirkus
, starred review
andquot;Gill understands the dynamics of storytelling and uses economical narration and white space with practiced skill.andquot; andmdash;Publishers Weekly
andquot;Itand#39;s an ode to creativity that ends cozily, with the boyand#39;s older brother joining him outside at dusk to continue the fun.andquot; andmdash;Horn Book Magazine
andquot;Gilland#39;s oil-on-paper illustrations, shifting from white to golden to blue, transport the reader through an eventful snow day.andquot; andmdash;Booklist
"Clements and Alley reunite to produce a strong companion title to Because Your Daddy Loves You (2005)...Sure to connect with children in many ways--the adventure of camping, learning how to do things all by oneself and conquering initial anxieties."--Kirkus "The repetition in the text is engaging, and children will enjoy this tale of an adventurous day hiking and an overnight in a tent."--School Library Journal "With tenderness and gentle humor, Alley's light-filled ink, watercolor, and acrylic illustrations capture the bond between mother and son."--Publishers Weekly
. . . I wanted you more than youll ever know,
so I sent love to follow wherever you go. . . .
Love is the greatest gift we have to give our children. Its the one thing they can carry with them each and every day.
If love could take shape it might look something like these heartfelt words and images from the inimitable Nancy Tillman. Here is a book to share with your loved ones, no matter how near or far, young or old, they are.
Enter a snowy world of wonder and fantasy as one child steps outside and opens the door to the brave new world of his imagination.
In this gentle picture book fantasy, a childandrsquo;s worldand#160;transforms through his hard work, imagination, and persistence when he opens the door and steps outside, into to the brave new world of his imagination.
In this sweet companion book to Because Your Daddy Loves You, a little boy and his mom go on a hiking trip and camp out under the stars. Mommy is as calm and reassuring, but also goes far to foster her son's independence in an encouraging and loving way.and#160;As heartwarmingand#160;as its predecessor, this read-aloud book is sure to become a family favorite.
About the Author
Nancy Tillman is the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling picture book On the Night You Were Born and its companion journal, The Wonder of You: A Book for Celebrating Baby's First Year. Her other books include The Spirit of Christmas and Tumford the Terrible. A former advertising executive, Tillman now writes and illustrates full-time. She lives in Tualatin, Oregon.