Miss You Like Crazy
Walnut and his mom agree that it would be fun if he could go to work with her, and they fantasize about the adventures they could share.
While they realize that scenario can’t always happen, Walnut’s mother assures him that he is always on her mind, and together they come up with ways to have a physical presence for each other even when at work or at school.
Working parents know that in spite of time away from home, their children are never far from their hearts and minds. This light-hearted story provides parents an opportunity to reassure children on their importance in busy parents’ lives.
Picture Book | Ages 3 – 7
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-933718-91-0 | 32 pages | $15.99
Meet the Author & Illustrator
Jennifer A. Bell is an illustrator whose work can be found on greeting cards, magazines, and more than two dozen children’s books. She studied fine art at the Columbus College of Art and Design and spent many years designing seasonal giftware and greeting cards before becoming a children’s book illustrator. After several years of living in Minneapolis, she recently relocated to Toronto, where she lives with her husband and cranky cat.
Miss You Like Crazy Reviews
“Hall offers adults concrete tools for combating separation anxiety, and Bell’s cozy, earth-toned art sweetly conveys Walnut’s loving and playful rapport with his mother.”
“Most of the tale is imaginative banter, but Hall adroitly touches on the question kids are really asking: Why is work so important it takes a parent away? Bell’s fuzzy-tailed critters and soft, warm hues create a cozy environment for comforting a little one’s fears. Hassled parents will appreciate having yet another resource to combat this common childhood worry.”
“Miss You Like Crazy fills an important niche in the life of a working mother (who pays the rent, is good at her work, and values it!) and a child who misses her when she’s away. The mother assures the child he comes first in her heart. Together they devise a touching way to keep a piece of each one close during the day.”
—Patricia MacLachlan, author of Newbery winner Sarah Plain and Tall and Snowflakes Fall