- ISBN: 0802854524, 9780802854520
- Page count: 32
- Published: 2022-02-22
- Format: Hardcover
- Publisher: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
- Author: Carmen Tafolla & Grace Zong (Illustrator)
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.