This book is a heartwarming reminder of the precious process of growing up and the joys of watching it happen. Yes, the years of childhood fly by much too quickly. As children grow, the blankets and pacifiers, ball games and dandelion bouquets fade into distant, tender memories. Most of us remember and faithfully capture our children's "firsts" . . . but bestselling author Karen Kingsbury encourages you to recognize and savor the bittersweet "lasts" - those milestones that often go unrecorded. The illustrations by Mary Collier provide a lighthearted portrayal of everyday family life and bring a sense of authenticity and fun that you and your children can enjoy together.
2005 Logos Bookstores Award winner for Best Childrens Book
With lighthearted illustrations and a sweet, reflective tone, best-selling author Karen Kingsbury encourages parents to savor not only their childrens firstslike first steps and first wordsbut the lasts as well. With the tenderness of a mother speaking directly to her child, Karen reminds us not to miss last days of kindergarten and last at bats in Little League amidst the whirlwind of life. Adapted from a poem in Rejoice, mothers and grandmothers everywhere will identify with the tenderhearted reflections in Let Me Hold You Longer. An ideal gift book for special occasions from baby showers to graduations. Now includes a bonus CD read by Karen!