Friday, October 2, 2015

The Wonderful Things You Will Be review


From brave and bold to creative and clever, the rhythmic rhyme expresses all the loving things that parents think of when they look at their children. With beautiful and sometimes humorous illustrations, this is a book grown-ups will love reading over and over to kids—both young and old. (goodreads summary)

This wonderful picture book will touch the heart of any parent.  By imagining the many possibilities children could someday become, our hopes and dreams are beautifully expressed by the gentle words and soft illustrations. Sweet and simple, it blends nicely together with the rhyming and poetic text for reading aloud. The calm and soothing illustrations are perfect for a bedtime story. This book would make a great baby shower gift for the new parent or birthday present for a one year old.  It is definitely a book to cherish for years to come as your child grows.

Do we wish for our children to be kind, creative, caring or bold?  It will raise a few questions while also leaving us to wonder. But the most important message conveyed is that whoever or whatever they may become, your child will forever have your love. After reading this book, it made me think about my own two children and I realized they are growing into everything I could have ever wished they would be.  I think this is a "just right book" for ages 0 and up.~

Title:  The Wonderful Things You Will Be
Author: Emily Winfield Martin
Pub. date: August 2015, Random House
Genre: picture book
Hardcover, 36 pgs.

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