When you could neither talk nor stand
life’s hourglass still filled with sand,
I gently held your tiny hand
and gave it three soft squeezes.
When you awoke within the night
And cried from fear and called for light,
I held you safe with all my might
and gave you three long squeezes.
Follow a father and his son from babyhood to baseball games to graduation and beyond in this loving saga about the unbreakable bond between generations.
A perfect gift, Three Squeezes is a tender, rhyming picture book that is an ode to the love between parent and child, no matter how old the child (or) parent is.
Roaring Brook Press, 9781250313454, 32pp.
Publication Date: August 4, 2020
About the Author
Chris Sheban won the Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators for his radiant illustrations in THE STORY OF A SEAGULL AND THE CAT WHO TAUGHT HER TO FLY by Luis Sepulveda. His artwork has also graced the covers of several award-winning novels, as well as picture books. He lives in Northbrook, Illinois.