When I Grow Up
When I Grow Up

When I Grow Up

Written by Julie Chen & illustrated by Diane Goode
4 - 8
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Page count
Oct 2, 2018
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“A small child muses about the future as Mom guides the bedtime routine…Winning text and illustrations for bedtime.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “The whimsical pictures fill every page with happiness and variety as Chen presents exuberant ideas for the big dreams and wishes of childhood.” —Booklist “As a mother helps her young son get ready for bed…Mom assures him that the future is wide open, and ‘No matter what, I will always be there for you.’” —Publishers Weekly A little boy shares with his mom his dreams of what he might be when he grows up in this tender picture book from Julie Chen the host of Big Brother and formerly the host of The Talk and New York Times bestselling artist and Caldecott Honor recipient Diane Goode. One night while getting ready for bed a little boy starts to wonder what will life be like when he grows up. He could be a painter, a musician, a mountain climber, a mayor… He tells his mother all about his big ideas…and all of the other things he wants to do. But when will he grow up? And why does it take so long?

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imaginationgrowing upjobs and careersbedtime and dreamsfriendshipbedtimeimagination and playmother and child



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Book Details

Publication Date
October 2, 2018
Simon and Schuster-Paula Wiseman Books
Page Count
Reading Age
4 - 8 years

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