by Emily Winfield Martin

A celebration of future possibilities.

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    • There are a great many positive, self-affirming messages in this beautiful book for youngsters to soak in - nice little antidote against some of the other messages out there that children are exposed to! Sometimes, I feel a little fearful when I think of how children can't help but be exposed to the negative influences in the world at much younger ages than ever before, no matter how much we try to protect them. At the same time, there are so many BEAUTIFUL and good influences in the world as well, like this book, and I truly believe that keeping a steady diet of healthy, positive "mind food" going into a youngster's brain can go a long way in equipping them to counteract the junk that creeps in from time to time.This precious book is such a great tool to help them begin... soft illustrations complementing simple words, a book that encourages a youngster to use his/her imagination and think of all of the possibilities in answering the age old question adults pose to them, "So... what do you want to be when you grow up?" There are SO many things I like about it. Many of the children's books we've accumulated over the years for our grandchildren go into possible occupations - but life is so much more than occupations, isn't it? "Who" you become is so much more than that, and the pages reflect that sentiment with deeper questions, one of my favorites being, "Will you tell a story that only you know?"You'll find that so many of the pages contain encouraging and supportive statements of belief in a child's capabilities, i.e. "I know you'll be..." (kind/clever/bold/brave/bright), with the last page assuring him/her "And I'll love you, whoever you've grown up to be." I really believe books like this can be so instrumental in promoting a good self-image, as a child's rapidly developing mind soaks in positive messages. Think youngsters will especially enjoy a 2-page spread toward the back that has flaps opening up into a full 4-page spread, with children dressed in various Halloweenish-looking costumes (isn't that what they're actually doing while they're tricking-or-treating... an early testing out imaginative possibilities?), and the diversity of the children depicted is a nice plus.I doubt there's a parent or grandparent out there who hasn't gazed at the face of a newborn cradled in their arms and not dreamed of "the wonderful things you will be"? At our Christmas gathering this year, it was so terrific for my husband and I to look at all of those beautiful little faces and think about the wonderful things they will all be! This was one of the gifts for our 2+ year old grandson, but I know his two older brothers will enjoy it as well, along with his baby sister one day.
    • Purchased this book as a "card" for a baby shower gift from a group. The book can have many meanings and fit mostly any child. I found it perfect to give to a new baby. I'm sure it's parents will love to read this one to their new little one!
    • Very sweet book with darling illustrations. My daughter requests this often, and we always talk about which of the characters we want to be in that moment. The ballerina in the pink skirt? The baby with the cute glasses? The child in the pencil outfit because he/she could write beautiful stories? I love reading this because it's the perfect amount of words for a bedtime book for my three year old and it stays fresh to us both even after repeated readings.
    • I loved this book!! It is beautifully written and illustrated. The story is sweet and simple and easy to read. I also own this author's other books "Dream Animals" and "Day Dreamers" and I like this third book MORE than the first two. I think that this would be the perfect book to give as a gift for a baby shower or a first (or second/third) birthday gift. My son is 5 and he loved it. After reading it we talked about all of the things he wanted to be when he grows up. One awesome thing I noticed in this book is how gender neutral it is. There are both boys and girls depicted in the book, but it is a boy having the tea party, a boy using the sewing machine, a girl on the tree swing, and a girl as a superhero. I love how the author didn't stick to awful stereotypes of boys being super heroes and girls being princesses. This is one of the first children's books I've ever seen that shows the REALITY of little kids....that boys and girls do all sorts of similar things. You will NOT be disappointed with this book. Highly recommend!
    • I bought this book when I was pregnant in anticipation & excitement for my first baby. I loved it & cried the first time I read it & I still have a hard time not getting emotional when reading it to my, now, nearly two year-old. My son loves books & reading & this one has been a favorite of his recently. He likes the illustrations & pointing out what he sees. And at the same time, he's getting a beautiful, powerful message of boundless aspirations, unconditional love, & being a positive force in the world. The only thing that would make it better was if it came in board-book form since he looks through it so much. But it's held up so far.