Loving Hands - Tony Johnston


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Loving hands lift, carry, hold, and give in a tender meditation on the everlasting bond between a parent and a child.

Hands wave hello, hands hold, hands heal. Hands say, I am here for you always. In simple, stirring rhymes, author Tony Johnston pens a timeless ode to parenthood. The small moments and quiet scenes that make up childhood — learning to clap, planting a garden, waving good-bye on the first day of school — fill the pages of this gentle tale, capturing the reassurance and love that parents hand their children every day. 

Warm illustrations by Amy June Bates show a young boy reaching for his mother’s hand as he grows older and more independent . . . until, perhaps, he can be the one to offer love and support with hands that say, I am here for you always. An eloquent look at the passage of time and the power of connection and care, this book is a heartfelt gift for loved ones at any and all milestones in life.

Book features : 

  • Parents will be drawn to the emotional verity and the graceful, loving language and will be spared the "Ew" factor found in Robert Munsch's Love You Forever.
  • Suitable for gifting to new parents, on the occasion of a baptism, naming ceremony, or other welcoming ritual. The innocent, wholesome scenes make this a "safe" purchase, even for grandparents and great-grandparents.
  • A book for passages and transitions: children growing up, reaching milestones, becoming their own peop