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“The Wonderful Things You Will Be” by Emily Winfield Martin

My sweet friend Sarah sent Wilkie this gorgeous book last week, and I don’t know if it’s the hormones or just the sweet poetic verse (probably both!), but it made me well up with tears while reading it.

The Wonderful Things You Will be  by Portland-based author/illustrator, Emily Winfield Martin, is a beautifully illustrated book that celebrates all the possibilities of what our children can be and do when they grow up.  Each page is more beautiful than the next, ending with a fold-out illustrated spread.

There is something so heart-tugging about holding a brand new baby in your arms while reading him a poem about growing up and all the wonderful things he can be….!  What a thoughtful newborn baby gift.

The book is available from all good booksellers and from Amazon (UK and US) and Booktopia in Australia.

Courtney x


Comments (3)

May 9, 2017

we have that book and i cried so much too; another one is i wish you more by amy krouse rosenthal {?} who recently passed away, and i just sob at her books now… xxx

May 9, 2017

This one (like her bedtime book, Dream Animals) has such a gorgeous rhythm to it, we turned it into a lullaby! Beautiful words and artwork.

Lara in London
May 17, 2017

Such a lovely book with beautiful illustrations. I just bought a few for future birthday gifts! Thanks for sharing.

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