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I'd Know You Anywhere My Love

I'd Know You Anywhere My Love A Paean to Dreams and Imaginations is a very inspiring book told from a mother's point of view.

Were you encouraged to dream as a child?
Do you encourage your children to dream?  Or children in general?

Dreams and imaginations should be encouraged in children. In my day, those were not encourage. I think it also depends on your culture. I still have my dreams and imaginations! Especially the imaginations! Growing up in an orphanage, I found relief in books and the imaginations of being in a good family who loved me.
I never found that family, but I still had that escape.

Now as a mother I have learned how wonderful it is for children to have books, dreams and their imaginations.

I encourage, embrace and jump into their shared stories no matter how far fetched.

Children love to dream. Their imaginations can take them on wild adventures; transporting them to far off places and allowing them to envision grand scenes. But, ultimately, no matter where their dreams lead them, their parents are there every step of the way.

In I'd Know You Anywhere, My Love; best selling author Nancy Tillman underscores parents' steadfast devotion, while celebrating the dreamers.

Inspired by her own children who often pretended to be different animals, I'd Know You Anywhere, My Love is written from the point of view of a mother whose child become a bear cub, a rhino, a ringtail raccoon, among other animals. Filled with affirmation, I'd know You Anywhere, My Love teaches children to dream big and remain confident that, whatever they aspire to be, they will be recognized and loved.

Fox or koala, giraffe or raccoon...
anything, anywhere under the moon.
Whatever it is you imagine to be,
I'll just be so proud you belong to me.

About Author:
Nancy Tillman is the author and illustrator of the New York Time best-selling picture book, On the Night You Were Born; it's companion journal, The Wonder of You; The Spirit of Christmas; Wherever You Are, My Love Will Find You (also a New York Times bestseller); and The Crown on Your Head. She also created the mischievous cat Tumford in Tumford the Terrible and Tumford's Rude Noises, and illustrated it's Time to Sleep, My Love by Eric Metaxas.

Nancy lives in Portland, Oregon.

Were you encouraged to dream as a child?
Do you encourage your children to dream?  Or children in general?

Connect With Nancy
@Nancy_Tillman - Twitter

I received this book to help facilitate this post. No other compensation was exchanged.
All other opinions are mine.

Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure 
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  1. My four year old's imagination has exploded the last month or so. I will definitely have to look into this book!

    1. Don't you just love hearing all the fun things going on inside :)

  2. WE LOVE Nancy Tillman! I have just about every childrens book she's written!

  3. You have a whole lifetime of keeping your feet planted on the ground, I agree!

  4. This book sounds wonderful. Children should always be encouraged to dream.

  5. My mom always encouraged my sister and I to dream and use our imaginations whenever we could from a very early age. She tells me that she set us both up in our high chairs, put crafts in front of us and let us have at it :)

  6. I haven't heard of it until now, but I already think I'm going to like it! Def. on my list. TY!

  7. I am interested in reading this now thanks to you! I like the Giving Tree a lot. And would like to find books like that.


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