Illustrated by :Nicoletta Bertelle
Imprint:Blue Dot Kids Press
Form detail:Picture book
Audience:Juvenile: Age (years) 3 - 7
Dimensions:13.2in x 9.3 x 0.39 in | 510 gr
Page Count:32 pages
Illustrations:Color illustrations throughout
Warm, vibrant illustrations combine with the steady reassurance “I’ll take care of you” to introduce children to the cycles of nature and the gift of nurturing.
A tiny seed finds itself lost in the world, but with care from the Sky, Earth, and Sun it grows up to be a beautiful apple tree. When the tree meets a bird in need of help, it offers its branches as shelter and shows little readers the magic of being cared for and taking care.
This comforting tale celebrates the harmonious relationship between birds and trees, reveals the quiet wonder of our ecosystems, and helps little readers appreciate the care they receive from their family and friends every day. In return, children will learn that they can care for others too and cultivate empathy and kindness.
With warm, colorful illustrations and a timely message of care and community, I’ll Take Care of You offers a soothing story before bedtime, or anytime on tough days.
Blue Dot Kids Press books are printed with vegetable inks on responsibly-sourced paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council™. From the sale of every book, we donate to environmental causes through our membership with 1% for the Planet. Through our annual Earth Day Initiative with our partner One Tree Planted, readers have the opportunity to plant trees—over 1,000 trees planted to date!
Maria Loretta Giraldo is a celebrated children’s author who lives and works along the Brenta Riviera in Verona, Italy. Her children’s books have been translated and published all over the world. She is a long-term artistic partner of Nicoletta Bertelle.
Nicoletta Bertelle is a celebrated children’s book illustrator from Italy. Her picture books have won many awards, including a White Raven Award, and have inspired TV cartoons and theatrical performances.
“A gentle, soothing, timely story to inspire compassion and kindness.” —Kirkus Reviews
“The cyclical structure of the story is suggestive of The Giving Tree, but in this narrative, it is possible to give without giving oneself away.” —Booklist
“★★★★★ Enchanting...” —Youth Services Book Review
A simple science lesson, a message about interdependence, and a comforting story about generosity (perfect for elementary classroom social emotional learning)." —The Horn Book Magazine
“A quiet, comforting story about the giving and receiving of care.” —School Library Connections
“Gorgeous, vibrant art accompanies this beautiful book's depiction of nature on earth: ...with care and assurance we thrive.” —Andrew King, Secret Garden Bookshop, Seattle, WA