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I Promise

By David McPhail

  • Hardback
  • £12.99

A moving story perfect for lap-sharing about a mother's love and what it means to make and to break a promise

"What's a promise?"

When Baby Bear asks Mother Bear this important question, she promises her cub that she will feed him, play with him, and do everything she can to keep him safe. But Baby Bear has more questions: What happens if you break a promise? Can his mother promise that he will always be happy?

In this sweetly poignant story from celebrated artist David McPhail, a loving parent has just the right words for explaining that some things in life simply can't be promised--but family love is forever

Biographical Notes

David McPhail has been a passionate artist since the age of two. He studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and began illustrating books for children in 1971. Since then he has helped to create over one hundred books, including All the Awake Animals Are Almost Asleep by Crescent Dragonwagon, the celebrated Mole Music (a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year), as well as the bestselling If You Were My Bunny, Lost!, and Drawing Lessons from a Bear. David lives in New Hampshire.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780316297875
  • Publication date: 30 Mar 2017
  • Page count: 40
  • Imprint: Little, Brown Young Readers US
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