I'll Hold You Forever (Paperback)

An Adoption Story

By Dawn Marie Hooks, Dawn Marie Hooks (Illustrator)

Paper Moon Publications, 9780692361535, 34pp.

Publication Date: January 2, 2015



A young girl walks through the countryside when she begins to wonder: Is Mommy really her real mom? Mommy turns the question into a story of the child's adoption. Soon the child is reassured that her mom is real and will hold her forever. A touching story about the beauty of adoption and the warmth of a mother's love is told through charming watercolor illustrations and clear, simple text that even the youngest child can understand. Notes from the author include suggestions on how to talk to children about adoption.

About the Author

Dawn Marie Hooks, M.S.Ed., combines her passion for children's literature and painting through writing and illustrating picture books. A former elementary teacher, Dawn lives in Vancouver, Washington, with her husband, two daughters, and a very feisty puppy named Maui.