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All The Things That Change

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There is no greater joy than teaching life's most precious lessons to the most precious things in our lives...


Recommended ages: for 0 - 6yrs old

Author: Leanne Lim

Illustrator: Elina Oplakanska

Format: Hardcover


What is this picture book about? 

On a beautiful and magical night, a young wolf is entranced by the fireflies, and doesn't want the evening to end. But end it must, his mother gently reminds him, as she takes him on a journey of all the things that change ... and all those that do not.

Visually stunning and extraordinarily heartwarming, this beautiful exploration of the journey of life, experienced through the eyes of a young cub and his mother, is the ultimate bedtime story or first book for parents everywhere.

Through enchanting examples, this story charts the passage of time, and provides reassurance for little ones about the most important life lesson of all: that their parents love for them will never change, no matter what.

Praise for All The Things That Change

"Well, I cried! Truly lovely." Little Librarian.
"Classic illustrations and a lovely story from debut young author, Leanne Lim." Bookmarks for Life.
"Captivating. A great first birthday book." Felicity French, Children's Librarian.

An excerpt from the story

"On a beautiful and magical night,
a young wolf danced among the fireflies,
under the loving and tender watch
of his doting mother's eyes.

The pup looked up at her,
and she kissed the star on his head.
It was a sign for him to stop playing
because it was just about time for bed.

I don't want to go to bed, he thought.
I'm having so much fun!
He wished for an endless night of fireflies,
so he couldn’t help but to blame the sun.

He told his mother, 'Every night
is like this. I wish all I did was play.
What's the point of it all
if what I love always goes away?'

She replied, 'Time wanders with the wind.
Things aren't always meant to stay.
Like when you dream well and then wake up,
it doesn't mean those butterfly feelings flutter astray.

You can still run through the meadows,
whether it snows or shines or rains.
You can still gaze at the stars in the night sky,
after the rays of sunlight have bloomed across the plains.'

The pup didn't want his dreams to disappear,
or for the stars to give way to the sunrise.
But he supposed that they would always come back,
the same way he returns to the fireflies.

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