A child wonders "Will I be a doctor or a nurse and give people medicine to make them feel better?...Maybe, but even if I'm not...I can cheerfully give others the good new that God's Word is the best medicine for a troubled heart."
This format continues, wondering such things as whether the child will be a teacher ("Maybe, but even if I'm not...I can teach children the exciting stories from the Bible..."), a singer ("...I can sing and praise God every day"), a police officer ("...I can be a peacemaker..."), a travel agent ("...I can tell people the gospel story so that they can go to the most wonderful place of all - heaven!"), author ("...I can write notes and cards and send them to people to cheer them up"), and so on.
The book ends:
"There are many, many different things that I might be when I grow up, but what I really want to do is please God in everything I do."Throughout, illustrations by Valeria Cis show children with many different skin colors imagining their future and how they can please God today.
What I Like: My preschooler is very interested in what she's going to be when she grows up, so this book offers her a unique twist on the topic. I love that it gets her thinking not only about how she can serve God as an adult, but also how she can serve him as a child. I also appreciate the fun, engaging, and colorful illustrations - and the fact that Snyder's offers Bible citations to back up her assertions.
What I Dislike: Nothing.
Overall Rating: Excellent.
Age Appeal: 4 to 8.
Publishing Info:Harvest House , 2009; ISBN: 978-0736924368; hard back, $15.99