Review: Whatever You Grow Up to Be by Karen Kingsbury

March 7, 2014

Title: Whatever You Grow Up to Be
Author: Karen Kingsbury
Illustrator: Valaria Docampa
Publisher: Zonderkidz
Pages: 32
ISBN: 978-0-310-71646-4
Publication Date: February 25th, 2014

'Ten little toes right from the start Make footprints on your mommy's heart!'

 The timeless journey of a mother and son is poignantly captured in the story of a boy's growth from childhood to fatherhood. From birth to football games to college graduation, a mother reminds her son that life is filled with possibilities and that God has a plan for him---whatever he grows up to be!
Oh, my goodness, Whatever You Grow Up to Be by Karen Kingsbury, is a cute and sweet story! It also is one that choked me up a bit. With my littles still young, it's hard to think about her growing up. This story, in a good way, shows how quickly a child can grow. It's a good reminder to savor each and every moment with your kiddos and it shows the child through the story, that no matter what age they will be, their parents will be right there.

The illustrations are beautiful and vibrant. My littles loved watching this little boy grow up and use his imagination and loved how with each age his ideas changed. It didn't hurt either that the little boy is always surrounded by his furry friends in each picture. It was fun to see how as the little boy grew, his cat and dog were with him on his many adventures. My kiddo could easily relate to that!

I also enjoyed how on several pages there were Bible verses that fit perfectly for that part of the story and picture. It was a wonderful, sweet, and affirming children's story. My littles really enjoyed this story, as soon as we had finished reading it, she snatched it from me and added it to her book pile.

Too Read!
5 out of 5

About the Author:
Karen Kingsbury
New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury is America’s favorite inspirational novelist, with over 20 million books in print. Her Life-Changing Fiction™ has produced multiple bestsellers, including Unlocked, Leaving, Take One, Between Sundays, Even Now, One Tuesday Morning, Beyond Tuesday Morning, and Ever After, which was named the 2007 Christian Book of the Year. An award-winning author and newly published songwriter, Karen has several movies optioned for production, and her novel Like Dandelion Dust was made into a major motion picture and is now available on DVD. Karen is also a nationally known speaker with several women’s groups including Women of Faith. She lives in Tennessee with her husband, Don, and their five sons, three of whom are adopted from Haiti. Their daughter Kelsey is married to Christian artist Kyle Kupecky.

Thank you to Zonderkidz, I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

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