The Wonderful Things You Will Be

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By Emily Winfield Martin

The New York Times bestseller that celebrates the dreams, acceptance, and love that parents have for their children . . . now and forever!

From brave and bold to creative and clever, Emily Winfield Martin's rhythmic rhyme expresses all the loving things that parents think of when they look at their children. With beautiful, and sometimes humorous, illustrations, and a clever gatefold with kids in costumes, 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.

Sweet but not saccharine and singsong but not forced, Martin's text is one that will invite rereadings as it affirms parental wishes for children while admirably keeping child readers at its heart.
Kirkus starred review
Martin didn’t just write a book, she took all the hopes and dreams that we have for our children and turned that into a heat-seeking missile aimed straight at the heart.
Best Picture Books of 2015 at Huffington Post

About the Author

Emily Winfield Martin sketches, paints, and stitches to create imaginary worlds and characters. Her store, The Black Apple, has been featured in national publications and on TV shows, including the New York Times and The Martha Stewart Show. Emily lives among the giant fir trees of Portland, Oregon, with her fellow adventurer, Josiah, and their cat Miette.

Visit her online at BlackApple.typepad.com or Etsy.com/shop/theblackapple.


Publisher: Random House
Pages: 32
Size: 24.9x26 cm
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780385376716
Publication date: 2015/09/14

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