Do You Remember?

By Sydney Smith

From the Double Kate Greenaway Medal-winning creator of Small in the City and illustrator of Town Is by the Sea, Footpath Flowers, I Talk Like a River and My Baba's Garden comes a moving look at how memories are made.

Tucked up in bed at their new flat, a boy and his mum share memories. Some are idyllic, like a picnic with Dad, but others are more surprising: a fall from a bike into soft piled hay, the smell of an old oil lamp when a rainstorm blew the power out. Now it’s just the two of them, and the house where all of those memories happened is far away. But maybe someday, this will be a favourite memory, too: happy and sad, an end and a beginning intertwined. Do You Remember? is another unforgettable book from award-winning author and illustrator Sydney Smith.

Categories: Picture Books

For readers aged: 3+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781529519914
  • Published: 02 Nov 2023
  • Price: £12.99
  • Size: 254 x 229 mm
  • Pages: 40

More to explore...

  • Do-You-Remember
  • Small-in-the-City

More books for age 3+

  • Fart-Zoo
  • This-Is-a-Story
  • Pick-a-Perfect-Egg
  • Granny-and-Bean
  • Always-Never-Always
  • I-ll-Go-and-Come-Back

Customer reviews


'A story that captures both the beginning of something new and the end of something treasured, this is a gorgeous tale of endurance.' Irish Examiner

'Rich and evocative illustrations bring to life this tender story of family separation… This is a tender and touching story about family separation, about cherishing beloved memories, but also being allowed to move on and create fresh happy memories after a loss… Smith’s distinctive illustrative style powerfully brings the story and accompanying emotions to life… A powerful book to share and revisit, and a must have for all picture book collections.' Staff Pick, LoveReading4kids

'Precisely crafted around a moment of transition (which may be good or bad, or both), this affecting book brings words and images together in ways that seem simpler than they are.' Books for Keeps

'A truly touching tale, awesomely told through the fusion of lyrical text and tender illustrations.' Red Reading Hub

'This is a simple and gentle story about the power of memory… This book would be a perfect one for adults and children to share if they are facing change and anxiety over the future.' The Letterpress Project

Write your own review

By submitting a review you grant us the right to display and use it in any way; please read our General Legal Notices for full details. If you are under 16, please obtain your parent/guardian’s permission before submitting or ask your parent/guardian to submit on your behalf.


Find your local bookshop:


Also available in:

This title isn't currently available in any other formats

Recently viewed