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I’ll never let you go, Jeremy Written and illustrated by

Marianne Richmond

Made Special For


Made Special By


I’ll never let you go, Jeremy Made Special For


Made Special By


Written and illustrated by

Marianne Richmond

Jeremy, My heart will never let you go! You are so special to me! Lots of Love, Mama (& Blankie)

Jeremy and Blankie met on

the first day of Jeremy.

From that day forward, they were the BEST of friends‌




l ks a w n O in the park.

During naptime.

Through thunderstorms.

In the doctor’s office.

And tucked in cozy at bedtime.

“I’ll never let you go,” said Jeremy

to Blankie.

It’s true that Blankie would do anything for Jeremy.

Be the table for his picnic.

The roof of his fort.

Or the cape for his magician costume.

“I’ll never let you go!” said

Jeremy to Blankie.

Even when Jeremy

went on vacation, he took Blankie along.

To play on the beach.

Ride go-carts.

Or to toast marshmallows under the stars.

One time, Blankie almost stayed in Florida when Jeremy left him at the Spaghetti Shack.

The waitress RAN out to the parking lot.

“I’ll never let you go,” said Jeremy,

and he put Blankie in his monkey backpack for extra safe keeping.

They took care of each other in other ways, too.

Blankie dried Jeremy’s tears when he was sad.

Jeremy and Mama gave Blankie a bath when he had too many orange popsicle stains on him.

Jeremy sat and waited in front of the dryer.

“I miss you,� he

said as Blankie went round and round.

“This is good practice for when you go to school,” said Mama.

“What is?” “Being without Blankie for awhile.”

“Oh no,”

said Jeremy.

“I’ll never let him go.”

School began after summer, when the leaves started to turn orange.

“Why can’t Blankie come to school with me?” asked Jeremy.

“Because,” said Mama. “School is a GREAT place to make new friends and try new things. It’s a fun part of growing up.”

“ Hmph,” Jeremy grumbled. “He’ll be sad,” Jeremy

said and covered Blankie so he couldn’t hear their talking.

“It’s like me and you,” said Mama.

“I’ll be sad without you, too, but more happy about your new school adventure!”

“Can we give Blankie some new things to do, too, so he doesn’t miss me so much?” asked Jeremy.

They made a list.

“Play with my stuffed animals,” said Jeremy.

“Swing on the clothesline,” said Mama.

“Take a nap with kitty,” added Jeremy.

“Help me in the garden,” said Mama.

“WOW, he will be busy!”

laughed Jeremy.

“Will Blankie know I still love him even when we’re apart?” asked Jeremy.

“Do you know I still love you even when we’re apart?” asked Mama.

“Yes,” said Jeremy. “Then he will, too.”

Mama tucked the two under the covers.

“When you love someone, you’re always together in here,” she said, patting her heart. Jeremy and Blankie liked that answer.

“Is that where I’ll be when I’m at school?” asked Jeremy, putting his hand over Mama’s.

“Yes, forever and always,” said Mama.

w h r ere you are. e t t a m o “N

No matter how big you grow.

My heart will never, EVER, let you go.”

About the Author Beloved author and illustrator Marianne Richmond has touched the lives of millions for nearly two decades through her award-winning books and gift products that offer meaningful ways to connect with the people and moments that matter.

Find more Marianne Richmond titles on Put Me In The Story Beautiful Blue Eyes Beautiful Brown Eyes Big Boys Go Potty Big Girls Go Potty Gifts of Being Grand Grandma Loves Me! Grandpa Loves Me! Happy Birthday to you Here’s to the Graduate Holiday Wishes for You Hooray for You I Believe in You

I Love You Because I Love You So Much… I Love You So… I Wished for You If I Could Keep You Little It’s a Boy It’s a Girl My Dad Loves Me! My Mom Loves Me! Oh the Things My Mom Will Do The Night Night Book

Dedicated to Carl, Buddy, Ellie, and Timothy, who are forever part of our family.

Text and illustrations © 2014 by Marianne Richmond Cover and internal design © 2014 by Sourcebooks, Inc. Cover and internal illustrations by Marianne Richmond Cover design by Brittany Vibbert/Sourcebooks, Inc. Sourcebooks and the colophon are registered trademarks of Sourcebooks, Inc. Put Me In the Story is a trademark of Sourcebooks, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means including information storage and retrieval systems—except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical articles or reviews—without permission in writing from its publisher, Sourcebooks, Inc. Published by Put Me In the Story, a publication of Sourcebooks, Inc. P.O. Box 4410, Naperville, Illinois 60567-4410 (630) 961-3900 Fax: (630) 961-2168 First published by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, an imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Source of Production: Lightning Source, Inc. 1246 Heil Quaker BLVD, La Vergne, TN 37086 Date of Production: MM YYYY Run Number: 99999 Printed and bound in the United States of America. LSI 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

w h r e ere you are. t t a m o “N No matter how big you grow.

My heart will never, EVER, let you go.”

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