IF I COULD KEEP YOU LITTLE exemplifies Marianne's real insights into the human spirit and her beautiful illustrations that will touch children and adults and that are sure to be cherished for generations to come. Taking the reader on a journey of memory and expectation, IF I COULD KEEP YOU LITTLE showcases the fleeting little moments that reveal how a child changes and grows. If I could keep you little,I'd decide on matching clothes.But then I'd miss you choosingdots on top and stripes belowIf I could keep you littleI'd cut your bread in shapes.But then I'd miss you finding"Hey! I like ketchup with my grapes!"A gifted author and illustrator, Marianne Richmond lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with her husband, Jim, and their four children. Her kids are the obvious inspiration for this book. How do you put into words the incredible love you feel for your children? says Marianne. I Love You So...is the result of this musing. Marianne continues to create products that help people connect with those who mean the most to them. Her repertoire includes books, stationery and giftware.