I slide my hand into the crook of your arm, as you open your big brolly wide. We both can stay dry when the spring showers fall, if we dash through the drops, side by side...
As spring turns to summer, and autumn turns to winter, we follow a little boy and his grandmother as they take delight in everything the changing seasons have to offer – from jumping in puddles, to tasting sweet ice lollies, to nestling under blankets on a cold, snowy night. But no matter the weather, whatever they do, their joy is in being together, in the small – but momentous – adventures that they share.
With vivid illustrations and read-aloud words, this is a tender celebration of grandparent love from the duo behind the bestselling and acclaimed Pick a Pine Tree and Pick a Pumpkin.
Patricia Toht once owned a children's bookshop called Never Never Land, before turning a love of books into a love of writing. She is the author of Pick a Pine Tree and Pick a Pumpkin, both illustrated by Jarvis, All Aboard the London Bus, illustrated by Sam Usher, and has contributed fiction, non-fiction and poetry to numerous children’s magazines. Find her online at patriciatoht.com and on Twitter as @PatriciaToht.
Jarvis studied Graphic Design and previously worked as a record sleeve designer, website designer and an animation director before becoming a children’s bookmaker. His books with Walker include Follow Me, Flo!, Tropical Terry, Mrs Mole, I’m Home! and Alan’s Big, Scary Teeth, which won the V&A Best Illustrated Book. Follow him on Twitter as @heyimjarvis, and on Instagram as @booksbyjarvis.
Come rain or shine, sweltering heat or frost and snow, Jarvis’ illustrations exude warmth and love at every turn of the page. The jewel-like colours are simply beautiful and the details in every scene, sheer delight. Grandmothers in particular will love spending time sharing this treasure of a book with their young grandchildren over and over again.
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A memoir of love and devotion told through the eyes of a child, Together with You is an elegantly crafted book that is not to be missed.
This is an adorable picture book about a young boy’s love for his grandmother and the special moments they share. […] Jarvis’ illustrations exude warmth and love on each page.