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Children's Fiction Emotions & Feelings

Never Let You Go

illustrated by Patricia Storms

Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Oct 2013
Emotions & Feelings, General
  • Board book

    Publish Date
    Dec 2016
    List Price
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2013
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 0
  • Grade: p
  • Reading age: 0 to 4


Love is holding on tight — and knowing when to let go.

In this warm, funny book, an adorable penguin learns that Mom or Dad "will never let you go." Safely assured by the steadfast love of a parent, the little penguin can begin to explore its world bit by bit — draw a picture, chase the stars, even throw a tantrum — secure in the knowledge that a doting parent is always waiting in the wings.

Tender but never cloying, Never Let You Go gives a great, warm hug, followed by an encouraging pat as it sets up young readers to take their first big steps on the path to growing up. This story is destined to be a favourite read-aloud for parents and children alike, as the simple but powerful message of enduring love and support is one little readers will take to heart.

About the author


Patricia Storms est une auteure-illustratrice de livres pour enfants reconnue. Elle a reçu de nombreuses récompenses. Elle a notamment illustré Les 13 fantômes de l’Halloween et Le labo sous zéro. Patricia vit à Toronto.


Patricia Storms is a Toronto-based illustrator who has created editorial illustrations, greeting cards, and comic strips. Most recently, she has illustrated 13 Ghosts of Halloween (Les 13 fantômes de l'Halloween) and Snowy Science (Le labo sous zéro). She has worked on magazine covers for Chirp and the science-based magazine for kids, Know.


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  • Commended, OLA Best Bets

Editorial Reviews


Praise for Never Let You Go:

An Ontario Library Association's Best Bets of Canadian Literature for Children and Teens

  • “Wry humour imbues both text and art, ably displaying the parent's unremitting connection to the child alongside its recognition that the youngster must be allowed room to grow.”Quill & Quire
  • “This is a cuddle-up-and-read book that is sure to evoke laughter and hugs.” National Reading Campaign
  • “[It] balances a parent's desire to keep children close with a gentle reminder to also let them chase the stars. A perfect present for any new little penguin.”—CM: Canadian Review of Materials
  • “A very reassuring message of love . . . This is an excellent book to share with toddlers and preschoolers.”—Resource Links

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