top of page
  • Age Range: 2 - 5 years

  • Hardcover: 32 pages

  • Publisher: Candlewick; Library Binding edition (April 8, 2008)

  • ISBN-13: 978-0763623487

If I Could by Susan Milord

"If I could, I’d swim the deep
in search of treasures for you to keep."

From the first rays of the morning sun to the last nod of a tiny head at bedtime, a toddler and mother share a blissfully ordinary day. But there is nothing ordinary about the love between them — a love that is as bright as flowers, as lovely as a song, as comforting as stars, and as deep as the ocean.


"Sweetness and light radiate from this picture book by the author of Love that Baby! (2005): sweetness, from Milord's rhyming lines about the tender bond between a mama raccoon and her kit; and light, from Denise's sunny acrylic-and-charcoal paintings."-Booklist

"Denise’s acrylic-and-charcoal illustrations are an ideal combination of soft edges and sumptuous hues. Utilizing both full-page spreads and smaller vignettes, the affecting paintings illuminate the devotion between mother and child."-Kirkus

bottom of page