Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The Wonderful Thing You Will Be

The Wonderful Thing You Will Be
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, 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.


Editorial Reviews
From School Library Journal
         - PreS—Childhood is a time full of potential, and Martin celebrates this promise in this work. The general premise of Dr. Seuss's classic, Oh, The Places You'll Go is pared down to elegant simplicity. "Will you stand up for good/By saving the day?/Or play a song only you/Know how to play?" While the rhyming text falters a bit in spots, the word choice overall is spare, inspiring, and accessible to preschoolers. Children are encouraged to be kind, clever, and bold, to take care of the small, and to help things grow. Martin's oil paintings have the same retro, mid-century feel as her other illustrations, with large-eyed children of many ethnicities playing, gardening, and sharing together. VERDICT A go-to gift for new parents, and a potential bedtime favorite for many children.—Martha Link Yesowitch, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, NC

Product Details

       Age Range: 3 - 7 years
       Grade Level: Preschool - 2
       Lexile Measure: 0460 (What's this?)
       Hardcover: 36 pages
       Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (August 25, 2015)
       Language: English
       ISBN-10: 0385376715
       ISBN-13: 978-0385376716
       Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 0.4 x 10.4 inches
       Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
       Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,763 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
                     #8 in Books > Children's Books > Early Learning > Poetry
                     #10 in Books > Children's Books > Literature & Fiction > Poetry > Stories In Verse
                     #24 in Books > Children's Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > New Experiences

More About the Author


Emily Winfield
Emily Winfield Martin makes paintings, books and other things. When she was small, she spent every moment drawing, reading, dressing rabbits in fancy clothes, and having many peculiar daydreams. When she grew up, she began to illustrate those daydreams and she created a cottage industry called The Black Apple, which sells all manner of her art and etceteras.She works in a tiny nook of a studio filled with old children's books, 
wind-up toys, and stacks of fabric. She lives in Portland, Or.

You can visit her at www.emilywinfieldmartin.com

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