What Will I Be When I Grow Up?: How God Made Me Somebody Special    
Susan Snyder
HarvestHouse (2009)
ISBN 9780736924368
Reviewed by Cayden Aures (age 5) and Mom for Reader Views (12/09)

“What Will I Be When I Grow Up?” is a book about children dreaming about what the future holds for them.  One of the passages reads, “Will I be a Doctor or a nurse … and give people medicine to make them feel better?  Maybe, but even if I am not … I can cheerfully give others the good news that God’s Word is the best medicine for a troubled heart.”  Underneath the illustration is the corresponding verse from Proverbs 17:22.

Cayden:  “I think of what I will be when I grow up sometimes.  Maybe I will be a fireman, or a policeman, or a builder.  I liked when they had Bible verses in the book.  I learn some things from the Bible at school.  They showed lots of grown-up jobs in the book.  I liked when they were playing hopscotch at the end.  They have that game on the floor of that one store we go to sometimes.”

Parent’s comments:
“What Will I Be When I Grow Up?” by Susan Snyder takes a popular children’s question and applies scripture to it.  The result is a unique book perfect for Christian children.  We have read many books showing children future career options but this one I found to be very creative incorporating applicable Bible verses.  It flows nicely and makes complete sense.  The age level states that it is appropriate for preschool through third grade which I think is appropriate.  It may be a little over the younger children’s heads.

 

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