What better combination for children than a book that weaves a charming tale with a life lesson? Pulling from real life, busy mom and author Deb Lemon has spent the last eight years creating beloved characters for her If You Were
children’s books. In the first book of the series, readers are introduced to Harriet the Octopus, a mom who tries to do everything all at the same time. Soon after, more characters were created including Harry the Daddy Longlegs, Bella the Wonder Dog, Grandpa Carl the Crab, among many others. Everyone loves a great children’s picture book, and this one doesn’t disappoint with wonderful illustrations by Deb’s sister, Carolyn Intemann.
In all of the books, children will learn that patience and doing things for themselves will keep the dance of life moving along a bit more smoothly. In a loving way, the books convey the important message that parents want to meet all their kids' needs but they can't do it "all at the same time."