The Wonderful Things You Will Be (Read & Listen Edition)

The Wonderful Things You Will Be (Read & Listen Edition)

by Emily Winfield Martin

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From Emily Winfield Martin, author/illustrator of Dream Animals, comes anew 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.

This Read & Listen edition contains audio narration.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101935651
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 08/25/2015
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 688,285
File size: 39 MB
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Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

Emily Winfield Martin is a collector and lover of fairy tales, and the original Grimm’s tale of Snow White and Rose Red enchanted and haunted her all her life. She is a painter of real and imaginary things, and the author and illustrator of such books as Dream Animals and The Wonderful Things You Will Be. Emily lives among the giant trees of Portland, Oregon, and if you need her, you might look in the heart of the woods. Visit her online at

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The Wonderful Things You Will Be 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
MissPrint More than 1 year ago
"When you were too small To tell me hello, I knew you were someone I wanted to know. "For all of your tininess Couldn't disguise A heart so enormous . . . And wild . . . And wise." The Wonderful Things You Will Be (2015) by Emily Winfield Martin is the rare picture book that truly has something for everyone. This thoughtful, quiet story imagines all of the things little ones (both babies and bigger kids) will grow up to be including creative and clever as well as brave and bold. Martin's rhyming text moves the narrative along with lyrical narration reminiscent of a poem or a lullaby. Although this book is an obvious choice for parents to read with their children, it can also work just as well in a story time program. The text is just a tad too long for a baby story time but I could see toddlers or school age children being drawn in by the bright colors and rhymes. This picture book also add just the right touch of whimsy with subtle touches including children dressed as animals and other fantastical aspirations. Each page has ample white space for text combined with bright, colorful illustrations. The Wonderful Things You Will Be includes children from a variety of backgrounds as well as boys and girls. It also thoughtfully circumvents many gendered or cultural stereotypes to create sensitive depictions of each child. The Wonderful Things You Will Be is a subtle, charming picture book sure to appeal to readers of all ages. A joy to read.
quibecca More than 1 year ago
This sweet children's book is so fantastic. Every child, mother, grandmother and person, needs a copy of this book. This is definitely one that I will buy for my collection. This is such a sweet story about just how important each and every child is. No matter what life brings you to be who you are and enjoy who you are. Such a loving, and compelling story. This might go up as one of my all time favorite Children's books. So, so sweet. I cannot wait until I have grand kids to read this to over and over.