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What Will I Be?

Written by Frances Stickley

Illustrated by Lucy Fleming

Early Years Family / Home Stories Work / Industry

LoveReading View on What Will I Be?

A joyful celebration of children’s imagination and potential

Your dreams can be enormous, even though you might be small. You just need to believe you can be anything at all.

These lines open and close this positive and inspiring picture book, and in between we play and explore with four lively little friends as they build models, explore ‘jungles’ and go swimming with whales. Not only do their games look great fun, but they also hint at all the things the children could do in the future. Playful but delightfully accurate in its depiction of small children, it’s a book to make readers of all ages smile and feel happy.

Andrea Reece

What Will I Be? Synopsis

A lovely exploration of the often mused question of what are you going to be when you grow up? It also has a satisfying bedtime ending as the friends go home and dream of who they will become.

Even though you might be small, if you just believe, you could be anything at all!

What do you want to be when you grow up? A pirate or a dinosaur hunter, an engineer or a doctor? Through dressing up and imaginary play, there's nothing these four best friends can't be.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781839130243
Publication date: 1st July 2021
Author: Frances Stickley
Illustrator: Lucy Fleming
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Year Groups: Early Years
Topics: Family / Home Stories, Self-Awareness / Self-Esteem, Work / Industry

About Frances Stickley

Frances is a primary school teacher who first realised her love for writing with the poem, 'My Dad's Milkfloat', when she was six. She is an award-winning academic, a trained chidren's literacy specialist, and winner of the Bloomsbury and National Literacy Trust short story prize 2017. She lives with her family and a big-eared dog in Derbyshire. And when she is not writing, you'll find her in the forest pretending to be a dragon with her daughters.

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