The Wonderful Things You Will Be
by Emily Winfield Martin
Random House, 2015
A sweet love poem to a child that affirms their perfectness for the world.
The brief poem includes affirmative, loving phrases including, “…play a song only you know how to play,” “…tell a story that only you know,” and “…the bigger your heart, the more it will hold.” Illustrations rendered in soft pastels show children surrounded in the joy of loving parents as they go through their day. The poem encourages the child to become who they are meant to be:
“Then you will discover
All there is to see …
And become anybody
That you’d like to be.”
While gentle and thin in text, it showers a child in love.