When I'm With You
When I'm with You is the tale of a boy and girl picnicking on the rocks while a bear, a fox and a bee watch from the bushes and reeds, making only paw prints in the sand, faint noises in the air, and ripples on the water. This book celebrates the comfort of friendship when faced with ever fleeting moments of uncertainty. 

This was is my first published children's book. I was thrilled with Elizabeth Elder's story. I felt that it would allow me to showcase my love of nature and animals in the illustrations. I enjoyed the detailed watercolors of the animals, children and vegetation that is so beautiful along the coast of Maine. When I'm With You is a great read out loud story, with a bee hiding in every illustration.

 Published by Islandport Press

Leslie A.W. Mansmann l Children's Books & Fine Art Prints l North Yarmouth, ME
© 2009 Leslie A.W. Mansmann