Hardcover, 32 pages
Published by Putnam Juvenile (2003-05-12)
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Amazon DescriptionMegan is understandably nervous about learning to ride her bike. What if the bike goes too fast and she falls? Daddy is patient and encouraging, letting her know she can wait until she's ready. And then it's time-Daddy lets go and Megan is off.
Now Daddy is the nervous one. What if Megan doesn't come back? It's a big world out there, and he isn't ready to let her go. But Megan understands:
"Daddy, I'm here. I won't let go. Not until you say.
Hold on tight. I love you, so we'll do this together, OK?"
One Potato Review
Willis and Ross are probably better known for their frisky woodland creatures, but this story is every bit as relevant to parents as it is transporting (and a little bit magical) to the kid who is worried about growing up too fast, or maybe not fast enough. There’s a divorce here somewhere in the background (a girl must summon her father by phone), and knee-pads, a helmet and otherwise copious precautions, then suddenly there are tigers and promising jungles, and the ends of the world to investigate on the other side of this dubious reassurance: “Daddy, I’m here. I won’t let go. Not until you say.” Tearful and true.
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