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The Wonderful Things You Will Be

Written & illustrated by Emily Winfield Martin
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Illustrations and simple, rhyming text reveal a parent’s musings about what a child will become, knowing that the child’s kindness, cleverness, and boldness will shine through no matter what, as will the love they share.

What Kind of Book is The Wonderful Things You Will Be

Quotes from This Book

  • “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”

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The Book Snob Mom
Mom of boys. Lover of Harry Potter, Jane Austen and believes one can never own too many children's books!
6.0 / 7.0
Mom of Boys
Mom of three little boys who love books about dragons, whangdoodles and magic.
6.0 / 7.0

What a darling story. A wonderful tribute to the sweetness of babies, their innocence, and the hope we have for them as they grow. What more could you want for your child. The illustrations are beautiful. This books captures the love your heart holds for a child.

The Goodfather
Favorite pastime? Reading with my kids. Just finished Nana Cracks the Case!
7.0 / 7.0
Readerly Mom
Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader
4.5 / 7.0
B is for Bookworm
Book-loving mommy-to-be! Recently enjoyed The Hobbit, Becoming, and The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel.
7.0 / 7.0

I absolutely love this book. The illustrations are so beautiful and unique, and the message is even better. I love that it shares the message of unconditional love, that the parent will love whoever their child grows up to be. The book also talks about having courage, kindness, boldness, and loving others. Such a sweet book, one of my favorites!!!

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Who Wrote The Wonderful Things You Will Be

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Emily Winfield Martin

EMILY WINFIELD MARTIN sketches, paints, and stitches to create imaginary worlds and characters. She is the author-illustrator of many picture books, including <i>Dream Animals, Day Dreamers, </i>and<i> The Wonderful Things You Will Be, </i>as well as a chapter book, <i>Oddfellow’s Orphanage.</i> Emily lives among the giant fir trees of Portland, Oregon, with her fellow adventurer, Josiah, and their cat, Miette. Visit her online at,, or

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