Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Ages: 3 – 7 years old

I often look at my children and feel overwhelmed with love.  I’ve spent countless hours wondering what great things they will do with their lives.

I came across The Wonderful Things You Will Be not long after my second child was born and its been a family favorite ever since.  The pages sum up all the hopes I have for my children, and puts into words what I cannot.

At the ages of four years and six years, both my children still enjoy this book!

The Wonderful Things You Will Be is suitable for any family with young children, and is an ideal gift for baby showers, birthdays, births and graduations.

The book opens with …

“When I look at you and you look at me, I wonder what wonderful things you will be.”

This first page sums up an act that parents do all over the world! Stare lovingly at their child and full of hope, wonder what kind of person they will grow up to be.

The book follows through a range of adorably illustrated scenes, each one posing a question in verse, such as …

“Will you learn how to fly to find the best view, or take care of things much smaller than you?”

Changing to a more matter of fact tone, it captures the thoughts of parents with …

“I know you’ll be kind and clever and bold, and the bigger your heart the more it will hold.”

Ending with the hopes we all have for our children, that which they can become anybody they choose, and reinforcing they will be loved whoever they grow up to be.

Emily Winfield Martin is both author and illustrator of this New York Times best-seller, illustrating the book beautifully in a unique vintage and whimsical style. A variety of skin colors are portrayed as well as a mix of gender, all finding common ground in the children’s adorable rosy cheeks.

Childhood is a time for hope and this book reinforces that concept.  The Wonderful Things You Will Be celebrates the hopes and dreams that every parent has for their child, both now and forever. 

The Wonderful Things You Will Be is a perfect bed-time book for all ages, and is an ideal gift for baby showers, birthdays, births and even graduations.

This book is ideal for any family with young children or one on the way!


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