Whatever You Grow Up To BeKaren Kingsbury, Valeria Docampo
Big thanks to Zondervan and BookLook for sending me a free copy of this adorable book! I've long enjoyed reading Karen Kingsbury's novels for adults, so I was eager to see what she had for children. "Whatever You Grow Up to Be" is a mother-son story of the mother's love for her son from birth through adulthood, no matter what he grows up to be. Here is the summary from Zondervan:
Whatever You Grow Up to Be, by New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury, brings the mother-son relationship into new light, as a young boy discovers the unlimited possibilities God has for his life, while never forgetting the special bond he shares with his mother.
I love how the book comes full circle in the end with the little boy growing up and becoming a father, and the mom becoming a grandma!
The illustrations are precious. Very well done, engaging while not being over-stimulating for little readers.
Fantastic gift idea for a Grandma-to-be!
Karen Kingsbury presents the image of a loving mother-son relationship. As the mom of boys, I've noticed that many events, particularly Mother's Day events, tend to focus on mother/daughter and the Father's Day things are for father/son pairs. It's nice to see something celebrate a mother's relationship and affection for her growing son.
Text is rhyming on each page, this is a pretty short read-a-loud. My 3 year old enjoyed listening to it multiple times.
"Whatever You Grow Up to Be" is available in hardback format pre-order through Zondervan. List price is $15.99. I was given the book for review purposes, but I do not make any money off your potential purchase, so you know I'm not trying to sway you one way or the other! :)
Final thought-Can I just say KUDOS to Zondervan for having a paypal checkout option on their site?! I noticed that and love it. That makes it a lot easier for people who don't use credit cards to be able to shop. Thank you!
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