Always Carry Me With You

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Pub Date 2 Apr 2024 | Archive Date 7 Mar 2024

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In this sweet love letter a father tells his daughter he wishes he were a humble pebble. Then she could carry him in her pocket, reminding her for always how much he loves her.
“A stone can be beautiful.”  “A stone can live forever.” 
“A stone can be used to skim over water, leaving round ripples on the surface.”
 “A stone can come from your backyard, or from as far as outer space!” 
 “A stone can be BIG like a mountain, or small like a pebble.”
Through his imagination, he shows her the beauty and magic to be found in such a seemingly ordinary, humble object.
But above all, he tells her he dreams of being a little stone pebble – all smooth, and round, and soft, sitting snugly at the bottom of her pocket. A little pebble she can holdso tightly in her hand, to keep her company, to give her comfort, to make her feel brave and safe. A little pebble she can always carry with her – like a lucky charm, and a symbol of his love, which will always be with her.

This book is a perfect parent-child read, a winning Father's Day gift, and a soothing tale for children and families navigating big feelings and events in their children's lives, such as starting school, building confidence and working through separation anxiety. 
In this sweet love letter a father tells his daughter he wishes he were a humble pebble. Then she could carry him in her pocket, reminding her for always how much he loves her.
“A stone can be...

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This was a cute story .Not only was it educational about stones but also a loving story.The illustration was done very well. This is definitely a parent and child story .The child should remember no matter what that dad will be there with him at all times .This would be a good bedtime story for a child .

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A sweet book in which a stone is used to always remember the love of a Dad. Stones can mean so much, or they can mean nothing. Amazing, isn't it? I have a stone on my desk. I found it in a rock garden on which an artist painted the one word: Wonder. Wonder, and I keep the stone on my desk, on the monitor stand, and I see the stone everyday. Stones can help us remember. I am grown up, my Dad has passed, but I still have Wonder/Awe/Astonishment in my life. I can well understand how carrying the tangible small stone in the child's pocket can make the intangible tangible. And can lead to a life of love and, in my case, also wonder.

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This is a beautifully written picture book, with gorgeous illustrations. The story describes stones, how they are durable and variable. The father has been thinking a lot about stones, because he knows that if he was a small stone, he could be with his daughter all the time, reminding her how much he loves her.
Thanks to NetGalley for letting me read this

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So sweet and playful with uniquely designed illustrations. I am one of those who can't resist collecting stones, carrying stones, finding them unique, and loving them. I display them, play with them and I love that the author makes a connection between what we can feel towards something not animated as wanting to be loved and carried and treasures as one. This love letter of a father to his daughter translates into his wish to be remembered and always with her. This book made me smile.
Thank you, publisher and Netgalley for this e-arc.

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A cute little book with cool illustrations. Simple and sweet with a lovely message.

Thanks for the ARC, NetGalley!

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Always Carry Me With You by Hervé Éparvier

I wish I were a stone too, after reading the book. Great content, which is suitable to young readers. An easy way to introduce love, accompany and stone!

I enjoy the way the author introduced what is stone, various shapes and purposes of stone and have an accompany with stone.

Moreover the style of the illustration is very unique. The color and the drawing style are eye-catching and mesmerizing just to look at.

Lovely content which is perfect read for young readers.

Many thanks to NetGalley, the publisher and the author for my copy.

Pub date: Apr 2, 2024

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this is a beautiful and sweet book that features a little bit of learning as well as beautiful colourful illustrations.

will be buying this when released. what a joyful book

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thank you for allowing me to review this book!

i wanted to read it mostly because of the illustrations, then i realized that this is supposed to be a love letter from a little girl to her father so that they never abandon each other. i think that it is sooo adorable!

honestly, the illustrations are very vivid and add a lot of movement to the story. i think that children would enjoy its vibrant colors, and parents would also enjoy reading this with their children!

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I'm not sure if this is a science lesson hidden within a love letter or a love letter hidden within a science lesson, but either way, it works. In "Always Carry Me with You", a father tells his daughter all sorts of cool things about rocks...and then compares his love for her to a rock, something she can carry in her pocket as a reminder that it's there.

It's sweet any way you slice it, but honestly, the first audience I thought about for this was children whose parents are terminally ill or otherwise facing an uncertain future. I don't mean this in a maudlin way (and obviously the book is perfectly appropriate in happier contexts!), but I imagine that one thing you'd want to do in that scenario is find ways to support your kid even after you're gone...which might include giving them a way to carry your love with them. (Just, uh. Make sure they know that it's not just one specific pebble that'll do the job. Kids lose things. *Adults* lose things.)

The drawings are playful (and somehow feel very French?), with more than enough whimsy to keep kids looking. The font feels like an afterthought, but that seems like a pretty minor objection, all things considered.

Thanks to the author and publisher for providing a review copy through NetGalley.

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This is such a wonderful children's book! I loved the illustrations, colors, and sweet story. My kiddos also think it is great! It tells the story of all the things a stone can do, from simple to complex. It is educational and brings about a sense of wonder about the many roles rocks can play in the world. It is also sweet & inspiring! I recommend picking this one up and enjoying it with your kiddos.

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Aww what a heartwarming tale! Who also knew how versatile a stone could be also? A perfect book for children suffering with anxiety in many different forms! Gorgeous and colourful illustrations too! 🌟📚

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