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I will always be happy to see you

Written by  Ellen DeLange

Illustrated by Jenny Meilihove

About 'I will always be happy to see you'

A sweet story about a little dog that knows he will always be welcomed home with open arms, no matter what trouble he may get into.


This is a great book to help children - if they are starting daycare, school, or even university - to reassure them that, no matter what happens, you will always be happy to see them.

Age: 5+


Story behind the story

"I will Always be Happy to see you' was first exclusively written as a gift for my daughter,

when she graduated from high school. Many people, including my daughter, were moved by the story, which made me decide to share it with a larger audience. Unconditional love is universal and will be recognized by adults and children alike.


About the illustrator

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About the Illustrator

Jenny Meilihove is a freelance illustrator from Israel. Her father first taught her how to draw and instilled a love of art by taking her to galleries when she was a child. Later she majored in Illustration at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem.

Now Jenny makes illustrations for games, home décor, and paper goods. But illustrating children’s books is what she loves the most. She wants her art to bring joy and happiness to everyone.

When she’s not busy making art, Jenny loves to sleep and to have tea with cookies. Even when she’s asleep, she sometimes dreams about having tea with cookies.

International publications

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'I will always be happy to see you' is available in the following languages:

Dutch (2015) - Slovanian (2018) - Danish (2016) - German (2016) - English (2016) -

Chinese (2017)  - Korean (2017)  - Arabic (2020)




Could grow to be a story time staple." - Ryan Franklin, Mattoon Library, IL 

"5 out of 5 stars!" - Pam Fisher, Von's Book Shop, West Lafayette, IN 

"Drop Everything And Read!" - My Novelesque Life blog 

A sweet simple book about unconditional love.” - Carolyn Morenus, Macon County Public Library 

Adorable story” - Shannon Hearne, Librarian 

"Captures the essence of a parent's unconditional love." - Stacy McCain, Goodreads

"A good book for parents to read with toddlers to reinforce that at the end of the day, we will always be happy to see them, no matter what." - Stephanie Hildreth, Rochester Museum and Science Center 

"LOVE THIS BOOK! Is great for making children understand the love you have for them! great for a gift! the way it presents the typical annoying stuff they do, the things that you love them more!" - Liza Gog, educator 

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