Saturday, 14 March 2015

Storytime: When I Grow Up... by Gill McLean (Children's, Picture book, 10/10E, short 'n' sweet review)

April 2015, QED Publishing, 24 pages, Paperback, Review copy

Content: cuteness, humour

Summary from QED Publishing
Fergus is only a little pup, but what should he be when he grows up?

His friends all have different ideas and it seems there's a lot more to being a dog than he first thought! Who will help him decide what to be?

Nayu's Thoughts  
This tale is just super cute! I was taken aback a bit by how relevant it is for some readers. I find these days there's a lot of pressure to know what you want your career to be, and make all kinds of decisions about your life. It's natural for Fergus to feel overwhelmed, and to try and take on board all the advice he hears. The problem with trying to do everything is that the tasks are no longer as enjoyable as they could be. Thankfully by the end he discovers there's only one thing he needs to be when he grows up, and that will make readers go aww, as I did! There's something to be said for keeping life simple, and experiencing whatever happens with an open mind, rather than being fixated on achieving a partiular goal.

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