If I Could

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If I Could

A Mother's Promise

By Susan Milord; Christopher Denise (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763623487, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 8, 2008

"If I could, I'd swim the deep
in search of treasures for you to keep."
From the first rays of the morning sun to the last nod of a tiny head at bedtime, a toddler and mother share a blissfully ordinary day. But there is nothing ordinary about the love between them -- a love that is as bright as flowers, as lovely as a song, as comforting as stars, and as deep as the ocean.

About the Author
Susan Milord, who has written more than ten books fo children, says that IF I COULD was originally written as a gift to her mother on her seventy-fifth birthday. Susan Milord lives in Norwich, Vermont.

Christopher Denise is the illustrator of OLIVER FINDS HIS WAY by Phyllis Root, a SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL Best Book of the Year. He lives in Barrington, Rhode Island.