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Three Squeezes

Three Squeezes

Written by Jason Pratt; illustrated by Chris Sheban

Roaring Brook Press

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When you could neither talk nor stand
life’s hourglass still filled with sand,
I gently held your tiny hand
and gave it three soft squeezes.

When you awoke within the night
And cried from fear and called for light,
I held you safe with all my might
and gave you three long squeezes.


Follow a father and his son from babyhood to baseball games to graduation and beyond in this loving saga about the unbreakable bond between generations.

A perfect gift, Three Squeezes is a tender, rhyming picture book that is an ode to the love between parent and child, no matter how old the child (or) parent is.

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Written by Jason Pratt; illustrated by Chris Sheban

Jason Pratt grew up a short bike ride from the beach near Jacksonville, Florida, where he developed his unbreakable habit of saying hello to everyone he passes on the street. When he is not writing or teaching, Jason can be found skiing, fishing, or paddling his kayak along Florida's beautiful waterways. If you happen to see him there, please do say hello.

Chris Sheban
has been awarded three gold and three silver medals by the Society of Illustrators. Some of the books he has illustrated are I Met a Dinosaur by Jan Wahl, Catching the Moon by Myla Goldberg, and What To Do With a Box by Jane Yolen. He also illustrated Someone Like Me by Patricia MacLachlan, also published by Roaring Brook Press.

Jason Pratt

Chris Sheban

Roaring Brook Press

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