I’ll Remember For You

by Nadine Holland. Shortlistee of the Best Picture Book Text competition 2022

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[Asian elephants, tropical evergreen forest setting.]

One day as I was walking with my grandad by my side,

I skipped along beside him as I tried to match his stride.

We passed the pretty heart-shaped tree, and watched the lemurs dream.

Then skimmed some stones across the surface of the silver stream.

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Grandad walked ahead because he always knew the way.

He’d walked it many times before but suddenly, today,

My grandad stopped and looked confused. I asked, ‘Where should we go?’

He turned to me and shook his head and murmured…

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‘I don’t know.’