Children’s Hour: When I’m a Grown-Up

Children’s Hour is a feature posted every Thursday here at Lucybird’s Book Blog. Children’s Hour is my time for reviewing children’s picture books. In my job in a nursery I encounter lots of children’s books, and these are the books I use for Children’s Hour.

You can find links to past Children’s Hour posts here.

I’d love to hear everybody’s experiences of the books I review too, and feel free to post me a link to your own reviews, I’d love to make this a bit interactive.

The image (if you were wondering) is taken from Shirley’s Hughes’ Alfie and Annie-Rose books which I loved as a child.

When I’m a Grown-Up is narrated by a young girl who is wondering what will happen when she grows-up

When I’m a grown-up who will I be?

A bird in the air?

Or a fish in the sea?

Some possibilities are a bit silly, while others are sensible. It ends with the girl deciding that she doesn’t mind what happens as long as she is still herself. It has quite similar themes to do with thinking about yourself as Me does but is a bit more sophisticated and more suitable for older children.

The children enjoy picking which they would want when they grow-up. It’s similar to the reasons that the kids enjoyed You Choose but there are less options which makes it easier for the toddlers to pick.

There are some beautiful pictures too (the animals in particular made some interesting pages to look at) and there’s that rhythm you often find in kid’s books which makes it more attention grabbing.

Buy it:

Hardback (£4.99)



Filed under Children's Hour, Fiction review, Picture books

2 responses to “Children’s Hour: When I’m a Grown-Up

  1. richardcrompton

    Excellent choice of picture. Shirley Hughes illustrates family life better than anyone. I loved her books as a kid and now my kids do, too.

  2. Thanks 🙂 I tried to introduce our toddlers to Alfie and Annie Rose, but I think maybe they are a bit young for those particular stories. The have read some of her books designed for younger children though.

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