The Wonderful Things You Will Be


The New York Times Bestseller That Celebrates The Dreams, Acceptance, And Love That Parents Have For Their Children . . . Now And Forever. This Is The Perfect Heartfelt Valentine’S Day Gift For Kids Of All Ages, Plus A Great Choice For Baby Showers, Birthdays, Graduations, And Other New Beginningsfrom Brave And Bold To Creative And Clever, Emily Winfield Martin’S Rhythmic Rhyme Expresses All The Loving Things That Parents Think Of When They Look At Their Children. With Beautiful, Lush Illustrations And A Stunning Gatefold That Opens At The End, This Is A Book That Families Will Love Reading Over And Over.The Wonderful Things You Will Be Has A Loving And Truthful Message That Will Endure For Lifetimes And Makes A Great Gift To The Ones You Love For Any Occasion.



“Her children are so serious… and so unflappable… that they convey not just hope for the future, but a sense of manifest destiny.” — Publishers Weekly starred review”Sweet but not saccharine and singsong but not forced, Martin’s text is one that will invite rereadings as it affirms parental wishes for children while admirably keeping child readers at its heart.”
Kirkus starred review

About the Author

EMILY WINFIELD MARTIN sketches, paints, and stitches to create imaginary worlds and characters. She is the author/illustrator of The Black Apple’s Paper Doll Primer. Her store, The Black Apple, has been featured in national publications and on TV shows, including the New York Times and The Martha Stewart Show. Emily lives among the giant fir trees of Portland, Oregon, with her fellow adventurer, Josiah, and their cat Miette. Visit her online at or

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Emily Winfield Martin

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Ideal age

6 Years and up