Friday, January 22, 2016

The Wonderful Things You Will Be by Emily Winfield Martin / Book Review

By: Emily Winfield Martin
Published by: Random House Kids
Released on: August 25th, 2015
Pages: 36
Ages: All
Rating: 5 Owlets - We Loved It!
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Source: unbound book from publisher at TLA

From Emily Winfield Martin, author/illustrator of Dream Animals, comes a new book that celebrates the dreams, acceptance, and love that parents have for their children . . . now and forever!

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, and a clever gatefold with kids in costumes, this is a book grown-ups will love reading over and over to kids—both young and old. A great gift for any occasion, but a special stand-out for baby showers, birthdays, and graduation. The Wonderful Things You Will Be has a loving and truthful message that will endure for lifetimes.

"I'll love you, whomever you're grown up to be." 

I have long been a fan of Emily Martin's whimsical artwork. I have a couple of her prints hanging up in my library that I purchase years ago from her Etsy shop. I absolutely love that her work is now featured in children's picture books. The Wonderful Things You Will Be not only show cases what I love about Emily's artwork, it also captures the joy, the innocence and the marvel of a child's world. To match it's beautiful illustrations, this picture book also has an equally beautiful, moving message that children can be anything they'd like to be, and can go anywhere they'd like to go. I love this book's message. As a mother that's one of the best messages that we can teach to our children. The Wonderful Things You Will Be is simply lovely. It's one of those books that belongs in every baby nursery, and on the bookshelf in every child's room. 

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~