I received a free copy of "Whatever You Grow Up to Be" by Karen Kingsbury from Zondervan in order for me to do a review as part of the Z Blog Squad.
"Whatever You Grow Up to Be" follows a boy from birth through having a child of his own and how no matter what he may choose to do, his mother will love him and support him.
The illustrations fill the pages and are bright and cheerful cartoon type characters. They coordinate really well with the wording of the story. I really liked how each "stage" in the book is accompanied by a Bible verse.
This book is written to show the bond between a mother and her son (there is a similar book for girls and their dads), but I read it to all 4 of my kids (equally boys and girls) and they all enjoyed it. They could extrapolate the love for a mother to her daughters as well. I actually got choked up a couple times while reading the book thinking of the stages my kids hadn't reached yet!
I think "Whatever You Grow Up to Be" is a beautiful book worth being on bookshelves wherever there are small children!
"Whatever You Grow Up to Be" is available from Amazon for $11.51 in hardcover form.