When I Grow Up

Illustrated by: Diane Goode
For Ages: 4 - 8
“A small child muses about the future as Mom guides the bedtime routine…Winning text and illustrations for bedtime.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“The whimsical pictures fill every page with happiness and variety as Chen presents exuberant ideas for the big dreams and wishes of childhood.” —Booklist

“As a mother helps her young son get ready for bed…Mom assures him that the future is wide open, and ‘No matter what, I will always be there for you.’” —Publishers Weekly

A little boy shares with his mom his dreams of what he might be when he grows up in this tender picture book from Julie Chen the host of Big Brother and formerly the host of The Talk and New York Times bestselling artist and Caldecott Honor recipient Diane Goode.

One night while getting ready for bed a little boy starts to wonder what will life be like when he grows up. He could be a painter, a musician, a mountain climber, a mayor…

He tells his mother all about his big ideas…and all of the other things he wants to do. But when will he grow up? And why does it take so long?
  • Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books | 
  • 32 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781481497190 | 
  • October 2018 | 
  • Grades P - 3
List Price $17.99 (price may vary by retailer)
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Julie Chen

Julie Chen is a mother, a television personality, and a producer. She is the host of Big Brother and formerly the host of The Talk and lives with her family in California.

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