I Carry Your Heart with Me (Board Book edition) -- E.E. Cummings with illustrations by Mati Rose McDonough

Rereleased as a board book, I Carry Your Heart With Me is a children's adaptation of the beloved E. E. Cummings poem which tells the story of a mother carrying her child introducing her to the wonders of the world, beautifully illustrated by Mati McDonough.

In her first children's book, artist McDonough imagines the mother-child relationship as the centerpiece for the e.e. cummings love poem.

Showing the strong bond of love between mother and child, within nature and throughout life, Cummings' heartfelt words expressed through McDonough's tender artistic interpretation of this familiar poem and lovely illustrations combine to create a fresh, yet classic, portrayal of love.

First published by Liveright Publishing in 1952 in Complete Poems: 1904-1962 by E. E. Cummings, as [i carry your heart with me (i carry it in], I Carry Your Heart With Me has become a classic and very popular poem over the years and a 'must have' for a mother, child or grandchild. 


  • Condition: New 
  • Edition: Hardback - Published August 22, 2017
  • Publisher: Cameron Kids; Boardbook edition, USA
  • ISBN-13: 9781944903206
  • ISBN-10 1944903208
  • Pages: 24
  • Dimensions: 6" x 6" x .5"
  • Rating:★★★★ (See FAQs)
  • E. E. Cummings (1894–1962) was among the most influential, widely read, and revered modernist poets. His many awards included an Academy of American Poets Fellowship, two Guggenheim Fellowships, and the Bollingen Prize. Among his many volumes are The Enormous Room and Tulips & Chimneys.
  • Mati Rose McDonough lives in San Francisco where she regularly encounters lucky elephants, talking birds, and a mysterious girl who always wears feathers in her hair. These creatures of mystery and grace remind her daily that no one is too old for magic or too young for beauty, so she paints their stories for fans of hope and adventure all over our dear world. McDonough studied painting at the California College of the Arts and has had many shows around the country. She has been featured in several magazines and books including Artful Blogging magazine and The Handmade Marketplace.