The Books

Don’t Let Go

by Jeanne Willis
Illustrated by Tony Ross

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.