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I Will Talk to You, Little One

Illustrated by Tomie dePaola
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From publishing legends Phyllis E. Grann and Tomie dePaola comes a simple and heartfelt board book introducing parents to the importance of talking to their little ones.

I will talk to you little one,
from the day you are born.

This sweet board book by beloved author Phyllis E. Grann is filled with tender first promises a parent has for their child.

From saying their name starting the day they are born to reading books aloud as they get older, this story highlights the importance of talking to your little ones from the very beginning.

Paired with sweet illustrations from award-winning illustrator Tomie dePaola, this charming board book is a must-have for new parents.

Phyllis E. Grann was the first female CEO of major publishing company: Penguin Putnam. She is committed to Literacy Inc. and wrote the original edition of I Will Talk to You, Little One as a vehicle for them to distribute to new parents to share the importance of reading to children.

Photograph © Laurent Linn

Tomie dePaola (1934-2020) was the beloved author and/or illustrator of more than 270 books for young readers, including the children’s classic, Strega Nona. He was the recipient of the Newbery Honor, Caldecott Honor, and the 2011 Children’s Literature Legacy Award for “significant and lasting contribution to children’s literature.” A native of Connecticut, Mr. dePaola studied at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and spent much of his life in New London, New Hampshire. Visit his work online at Tomie.com.

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