When I Grow Up written and illustrated by Emma Dodd (2015)
The little bear cub talks about the things he wants to be and do and go when he grows up. He wants to be clever and funny, wild and free, big and strong. He wants to do things just like his mother/father… kind things, loving things. Most of all, he just wants to grow up to be himself.
The illustrations are gorgeous, especially the facial expressions of the bears and the gold leaf details on every page. I can see little ones wanting to touch the gold trim as they listen to the story.
And think about what the bear want… it’s not really that different from what we want for ourselves and our children.