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Whatever You Grow Up to Be

Format: Hardcover

Availability: In stock

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Whatever You Grow Up to Be, by New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury, brings the mother-son relationship into new light, as a young boy discovers the unlimited possibilities God has for his life, while never forgetting the special bond he shares with his mother.


“Ten little toes right from the start

Make footprints on your mommy’s heart!”

The timeless journey of a mother and son is poignantly captured in the story of a boy’s growth from childhood to fatherhood. From birth to football games to college graduation, a mother reminds her son that life is filled with possibilities and that God has a plan for him—whatever he grows up to be!

Contributor(s) Karen Kingsbury , Valeria DoCampo
About the Contributor(s) Karen Kingsbury

New York Times best-selling author Karen Kingsbury is America’s favorite inspirational novelist with over 20 million books in print. Her Life-Changing Fiction™ has produced multiple best sellers including UnlockedLeavingTake OneBetween SundaysEven NowOne Tuesday MorningBeyond Tuesday Morning, and Ever After, which was named the 2007 Christian Book of the Year. An award-winning author and newly published songwriter, Karen has several movies optioned for production, and her novel Like Dandelion Dust was made into a major motion picture and is now available on DVD. Karen is also a nationally known speaker with several women’s groups including Women of Faith. She lives in Tennessee with her husband, Don, and their five sons, three of whom are adopted from Haiti. Their daughter Kelsey is married to Christian artist Kyle Kupecky.

Valeria DoCampo

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Valeria’s academic background focused initially in Fine Arts. She graduated from the University of Buenos Aires with a degree in Graphic Design & Visual Communication. Valeria now illustrates for publishers around the world and investigates the use of new methods and materials in a constant pursuit of new expressive forms.

UPC 025986716462
ISBN-10 0310716462
ISBN-13 9780310716464
Release Date Feb 25, 2014
Weight (lbs) 0.9400
Height 11.3
Width 8.88
Length 32
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Zonderkidz
Price $15.99
Format Hardcover
Language English

Customer Reviews

Review by Heather
Overall Rating
This story is told from the perspective of a Mother talking or writing a letter to her baby boy. She talks about the wonderful times they'll have together as he grows up, and how she will love him, whatever he grows up to be. It's really a very sweet, beautifully illustrated story that would be appropriate for kids age 5 and up. Actually, I think it would BEST as a gift to a new mother to have as a keepsake to pass along to her son. This is one of those stories that says all of the things that new mothers have been too tired to find the words to express. But it's not too sappy that you break down crying every time you read it. I read this one to Ellie, but had to be careful that she didn't get a hold of the pages. They're glossy and a nice heavy weight, but still just paper and I do not trust my 16 month old with paper pages. But she did enjoy looking at the illustrations, which are awesome. They're vibrant and whimsical and adorable and I love them. And my very favorite part of the whole book is that at the bottom of each picture scene is a scripture that goes along with the story text on that page.I love it. This is such a sweet book. There's actually nothing about this book that I dislike. I love it to pieces and I don't even have a little boy! I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a gift for a new mom or one soon expecting a little boy. That's what I'm planning on doing! And Karen Kingsbury does have a similar book that's from a dad's perspective to his daughter that's called "Always Daddy's Princess" just in case you'd like to gift it to someone having a girl - or twins! (Posted on 5/22/2014)

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