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I'll Always Come Back to You
Written by Carmen Tafolla
Illustrated by Grace Zong

Ages 4-8
HARDCOVER; Published: 2/22/2022
ISBN: 978-0-8028-5452-0
Price: $ 17.99
32 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 8.5 x 11
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I might have to visit a very sick friend,
or rescue a sinking canoe,
but I will always, always, always come back to you!

What happens when someone you love heads out the door? When a mother goes out to work and her daughter stays behind, Mom reassures her child that nothing can keep her from coming back home again. Mom promises that she would even ride on a whale or fight off a passel of bears, if that's what it takes to return to her child! Her daughter might have to wait with Gramma or a friend at home. Whether their time apart has been long or short, the family will be together again. 

This humorous and touching book reminds young readers that distance cannot diminish love. Perfect for children struggling with separation anxiety or a change in family life, this book represents a parent’s promise that they will be back, no matter what! Reassuring rhyme and amusing illustrations create a story to cherish when loved ones have gone away—and also when they’ve come back at last.

Kirkus Reviews
“A touching picture book that addresses separation anxiety with heart, humor, and heroic flair.”
“The busy mom's inventive narratives comically line up with her morning as she multitasks her way through a frenzied routine. The rhythmic lines complemented by the sometimes silly illustrations nicely explore the anxiety or sadness children might experience upon separating from a loving guardian. It also highlights a nurturing process of easing these worries with playful affection while simultaneously building a positive image of working mothers.”
School Library Journal
“A solid choice for exploring the topic of separation and temporary absence of a parent or caregiver, recommended for all libraries.”