Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Wee Reads: The Wonderful Things You Will Be by Emily Winfield Martin

Ever since Finn was born, and even before then, we would read to him. We wanted to show him reading from an early age. Now he loves us to read the same books, over, and over, and over. But it is the sweetest thing, when he likes to pick out a book and climb into our laps. 

The Wonderful Things You Will BeThe Wonderful Things You Will Be by Emily Winfield Martin


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.

Do you like this book?
Mhmm! I like the babies.

What's your favorite part of the book?
I like the part with the play with the tiger and the elephant

What do you think of the cover?
I like the balloons! And the baby, he's so cute! And I want those pajamas!

Do you want me to read it again?
Yeah yeah yeah!

This is such an adorable book about what a baby can grow up to be, and how no matter what they grow up to be their mommy and daddy will always love them.

I admit this book made me tear up a bit, just look at this quote.

“And then I'll look at you
And you'll look at me
And I'll love you,
Whoever you've grown up to be” 

See? It's honestly just such a good and uplifting book. It's written really well and the words just flow.

And don't get me started on the illustrations, so cute!

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Emily Winfield Martin makes paintings, books, and other things. She is the author and illustrator of Day Dreamers (forthcoming, 2014), Dream Animals (2013), Oddfellow's Orphanage (2012) and The Black Apple's Paper Doll Primer (2010). 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 peculiar daydreams, and after college, she created a cottage industry called The Black Apple, which sells all manner of 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. Her work is inspired by fairy tales, music, myths, carnivals, children's books from the late 19th through mid 20th century, her favorite films, and autobiography.
She likes bears and sea monsters and seashell pink poppies. She lives and works among the giant fir trees of Portland, OR.

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