I'll Catch You If You Fall

Illustrated by Layn Marlow

About The Book

In the spirit of Someday and Guess How Much I Love You comes a lyrical and endearing picture book about the people in our lives who are always there to look out for us.

Who will keep the boy safe?
“I will,” said his mother. “I will hold him close...
and never let him lean too far.”


Big or small, near or far, we all need someone to watch over us. This touching picture book is a reassuring tale about a journey and the people who are with us as we travel through life. It is for anyone who has wondered, Who will keep me safe? and for anyone who has answered, I will.

About The Author

Photograph © Mark Sperring

Mark Sperring is the author of The Sunflower Sword, Captain Buckleboots on the Naughty Step, and Green. He is a bookseller with a huge wealth of knowledge of the children’s market. Mark lives in Bristol, England.

About The Illustrator

Photograph © Oxford University Press

Layn Marlow grew up in Essex, England. After studying history of art at Reading University, Layn began her career working for the library service. She lived in Belgium for several years but it was on her return to the UK that she enrolled as a mature student at Southampton University and received a first class degree in illustration.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (March 15, 2016)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781481452076
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8
  • Lexile ® AD280L

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