Every parent experiences those moments in their own and their child's life, when one steps back and realizes the stages of growth and development are in transition. One stops and pauses and thinks about how it once was, and how it might be in the future. In I'll Be There, a child asks a simple question and reveals a curiosity about the nature of self and the mother offers a reassuring reply. Playful, loving illustrations by Matt Phelan are simple, yet gloriously invite the reader to linger and absorb the moments in life where our living and loving take place every day. Recommended.