Buying Options

Kindle Price: $7.99

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

You've subscribed to ! We will preorder your items within 24 hours of when they become available. When new books are released, we'll charge your default payment method for the lowest price available during the pre-order period.
Update your device or payment method, cancel individual pre-orders or your subscription at
Your Memberships & Subscriptions

Buy for others

Give as a gift or purchase for a team or group.
Learn more

Buying and sending eBooks to others

Select quantity
Buy and send eBooks
Recipients can read on any device

Additional gift options are available when buying one eBook at a time.  Learn more

These ebooks can only be redeemed by recipients in the US. Redemption links and eBooks cannot be resold.

This item has a maximum order quantity limit.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Kindle app logo image

Download the free Kindle app and start reading Kindle books instantly on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Learn more

Read instantly on your browser with Kindle Cloud Reader.

Using your mobile phone camera - scan the code below and download the Kindle app.

QR code to download the Kindle App

Loading your book clubs
There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again.
Not in a club? Learn more
Amazon book clubs early access

Join or create book clubs

Choose books together

Track your books
Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.
I'll Catch You If You Fall by [Mark Sperring, Layn Marlow]

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.

I'll Catch You If You Fall Kindle Edition

4.6 out of 5 stars 29 ratings

New from Used from

Editorial Reviews


This nautical-themed British import reassures children everywhere that there is always someone watching over them. This picturesque book starts by asking, “Who will keep the boy safe?” as a young boy in a yellow raincoat reaches perilously over the edge of a boat with a net. “‘I will’, said his mother. ‘I will hold him close…and never let him lean too far.’” The text then goes on to ask who will keep both of them safe, along with the boat and then a star. The true standouts in this book are the bright watercolor and digital illustrations. The impressive storm seascapes in particular will mesmerize both children and adults. This picture book could be used in a sea-themed storytime, as well as a storytime about feelings. The book’s theme and tone are also broad enough that caregivers could adapt it to their own anxious children’s concerns. VERDICT- A general purchase for most libraries.–BrookeNewberry, La Crosse Public Library, WI (School Library Journal January 1, 2016)

A little boy on aperilous adventure at sea needs someone to see him safely home. The firstdouble-page spread introduces a little boy in a yellow slicker and sou'wester,leaning precariously from a boat and dragging a net through the water. Thecharming, digitally rendered illustrations feature a lighthouse in the distanceand a welcoming harbor with a dog keeping watch on the water. Large black textundulates like a wave across the page, asking: "Who will keep the boysafe?" With a turn of the page, his mother answers: "I will….I willhold him close…and never let him lean too far." But who will keep themboth safe? The boat's captain will. And who will keep the boat safe? A starwill guide it through a storm and safely back to harbor. Finally, the questionscome to rest in a way that gently empowers the boy at the heart of the storyand recalls its opening scene. Who will keep the star safe? "I will,"says the little boy, now holding his red net out his window: "I will leanout my window, but not too far… / and catch you if you fall." Marlow'sillustrations reveal a quaint, North Atlantic coastal setting; all charactersare white, and both the boat's captain and the little boy (under his slicker)sport cozy fisherman-knit sweaters. This sentimental story of a return voyagecarries an important message—let's all take care of one another. (Picture book.2-5) (Kirkus Reviews December 15, 2015)

In this reassuring picture book, a child in a boat asks who will watch over him. His mother prevents him from leaning too far overboard, but then the child wonders who will keep them both safe. “I will steer the boat and keep a watch,” asserts the captain. The child then kicks the question up another notch: Who will keep the entire ship safe? A star in the night sky promises to guide the boat back home to safe harbor, but “Who will keep me safe?” The boy promises to catch the star should it take a tumble. Brief sentences in an oversized font stand out against detailed illustrations, and the main characters are featured in bright, attention-getting primary colors. There’s no anxiety or mounting sense of doom, so this is suitable for even the youngest audiences. The action takes place at night, and the muted, dreamy background colors are reminiscent of a bedtime story, but this comforting message will be welcome in any setting at any time. — Kathleen McBroom (Booklist February 1, 2015)

About the Author

Mark Sperring is the author of The Sunflower Sword, Captain Buckleboots on the Naughty Step, and Green. He is a bookseller with a huge wealth of knowledge of the children’s market. Mark lives in Bristol, England.

Layn Marlow grew up in Essex, England. After studying history of art at Reading University, Layn began her career working for the library service. She lived in Belgium for several years but it was on her return to the UK that she enrolled as a mature student at Southampton University and received a first class degree in illustration.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00Z7C17EE
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (March 15, 2016)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ March 15, 2016
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 23036 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Not enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 32 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 29 ratings

About the author

Follow authors to get new release updates, plus improved recommendations.
Brief content visible, double tap to read full content.
Full content visible, double tap to read brief content.

Discover more of the author’s books, see similar authors, read author blogs and more

Customer reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6 out of 5
29 global ratings

Top reviews from the United States

Reviewed in the United States on July 21, 2021
Reviewed in the United States on January 18, 2018
2 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on December 1, 2018
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on April 20, 2016
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on July 10, 2019
Reviewed in the United States on November 13, 2018
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on March 16, 2017
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on October 17, 2016

Top reviews from other countries

5.0 out of 5 stars Wunderschönes Buch
Reviewed in Germany on February 18, 2021
Report an issue

Does this item contain inappropriate content?
Do you believe that this item violates a copyright?
Does this item contain quality or formatting issues?