I Hope You Will Know

By Jaren Ahlmann


Publication Date: April 4, 2023

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Collected words of wisdom to share with a loved one as they take the next step into their future, each accompanied with painterly illustrations that bring to life each of the thirteen life lessons shared, most importantly, “I hope you will know I will always love you!”

…as you wonder and marvel and grow, There are some things in life that I hope you will know … So begins a love letter from an unnamed narrator to their dearest one. Rhyming couplets peppered with metaphor offer readers thirteen heart-felt and admirable credos, together presenting a guide/template/map for a life well lived. Far from being instructional or heavy-handed, these collected words of wisdom express the narrator’s deepest wishes for their cherished one as they step into their future, perhaps most importantly that they are loved unconditionally. This joyfully illustrated and artfully designed package is the perfect gift for a loved one of any age experiencing a milestone moment, whether a birthday, graduation, marriage, baby shower, bar/bat mitzvah, or simply as a reminder that “I will always love you.”

About the Author

Having lived in Southern California, Portugal and Cape Verde, Africa, Jaren Ahlmann now lives in Orem, Utah with his wife and four children. He loves to: play soccer and Scrabble, vacay with his family at the beach, and eat tacos and sprinkled donuts. He wishes he could: fly like the Tooth Fairy, play the piano, and hire a full-time chef to cook all his meals. He does not like: long car drives, pulling weeds, and losing in any type of game. Jaren is also the author of The Flight of the Tooth Fairy (Collective Book Studio). @jarenahlmann

From Manchester England, Pete Olczyk settled in the Scottish Highlands with his wife, two children, and a menagerie of his daughters’ pets. Pete loves mini adventures, exploring, movies, animations, day dreaming, sketching, and finding great or weird stories. Pete has illustrated several books including Kora Kerplunk, Bubble Babies, Born to Sparkle and illustrated for Ladybug, Babybug, Storytime, and Checkpoint Kids. Pete loves Italian food, Chinese food, Indian food, and pudding. Pete does not like butter beans or marzipan, one little bit.

Format: Hardcover Picture Book

Length: 32 pages

Publisher: The Collective Book Studio

Publication Date: April 4, 2023

ISBN: 9781951412982

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