Scholastic - I Love You Always and Forever
From School Library Journal
PreSchool-K-Two brown field mice, a father and daughter, scamper and scurry through the woods on a bright, sunny day. When Littletail challenges Longtail to a race, he wins, but he reminds his downcast youngster that one day she will be too big for him to catch. During hide-and-seek, Longtail easily finds Littletail, but he reminds her that she will grow to be cleverer as well. In a game of follow the leader, her father gets stuck because he is too big to follow her through the roots of an old tree, and he tells a triumphant Littletail that one day she will be as big as he. That evening, just before a very tired little mouse falls asleep in their cozy nest, Longtail kisses her good night and tells her what will last "always and forever." Large, realistic illustrations filled with wildflowers and berries provide a soothing backdrop to the mice romping in the woods. Wonderful for bedtimes and storytimes, this is a simple, heartwarming tale of companionship and a parent's unconditional love.—Linda Staskus, Parma Regional Library, OH
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|Illustrated By||Daniel Howarth|