The Wonderful Things You Will Be by Emily Winfield Martin, originally published in 2015 and widely loved picture book is a rare gem that has something in it for everyone. This thoughtful, lyrical story in the form of a rhyming poem imagines all of the things children can be when they grow up and is as brave as it is creative!
This charming picture book includes children from a variety of ethnicities and cultures and both genders. It also very skilfully breaks the stereotypes regarding what a boy or a girl can or should do when they grow up. It reads like a letter with a sweet message to be kind and open about the possibilities their child will become. The cute, whimsical illustrations and rhyming text make it a perfect picture book for parents to read aloud with their children.
With a unique and simple concept that speaks to every parent, it is about the celebration of children’s ever-curious personalities and fantastical aspirations and unconditional acceptance to it.