Together with You (Hardcover)
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From the team that brought us Pick a Pine Tree and Pick a Pumpkin, a big-hearted story about the love between grandparent and grandchild takes us through the seasons.
For one grandmother and grandchild, keeping dry in spring showers is easy when dashing through the drops side by side. In summer they stay cool with a squirt of the hose, then savor frozen treats in the shade. In autumn, snug in sweaters, they fly a kite while leaning into each other against the wind. And winter finds them nestling under blankets, sipping cocoa and watching the snow quietly fall. Narrated as a kind of love letter from a young child to a grandparent, this picture book pairs Patricia Toht’s safe, tender text with gentle art from Jarvis that meets it at every turn. An ideal gift from grandparent to grandchild (or the other way around), this charming story makes it clear that “no matter the weather, whatever we do, every day’s better together with you.”
About the Author
Patricia Toht is the author of Pick a Pine Tree and Pick a Pumpkin, both illustrated by Jarvis, and many other picture books. She once owned a children’s bookshop called Never Never Land before turning a love of books into a love of writing. Patricia Toht lives in Atascadero, CA.
Jarvis is the illustrator of Pick a Pine Tree and Pick a Pumpkin, both written by Patricia Toht. He is also an animator who has worked as both a record jacket designer and an animation director. He is the author-illustrator of The Boy with Flowers in His Hair; Tropical Terry; Follow Me, Flo!; and Alan’s Big, Scary Teeth. Jarvis lives in Manchester, England.
The digitally engineered artwork gives an impression of charcoal, watercolor, and pastels, which creates a soothing accompaniment to words that are equally tender. . . speaks to the simpler pleasures of being with loved ones. . . A lovely bedtime pick to share with a beloved grandparent.