When Sam's teacher, Ms. Howell, asks him if he will ever grow up, he begins to wonder: Will he grow up? And if he does, what will he be? He really doesn't know just yet, and that's scary.
In this children's book, one little boy considers all the things he could be when he grows up and gets to know who he is, taking a journey to his real self.
A beautifully written and illustrated book and a Quality Children's Book Award Winner.
"I love this book! I use it at home with my kids, who read it and love the pictures. I also use it at work with my students who love it." Zach Bullock, LCSW assistant professor
"This is one of the best books I have ever found in assisting children and adults to understand their self identity and find and know themselves. Thank you so much !" Natalie Wright, LCSW Child and Family Therapist
"Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom" so says Aristotle. Will I Ever Grow Up is a book for children of all ages, and is story and workbook about finding your true and growing self.
"Will You Ever Grow Up? my school teacher roared...I had been giggling and wiggling and bored.
She tapped her foot sharply and let out a sigh.
"I really don't know" was my timid reply
My school teacher's name is good ole Ms. Howell, and most of the time, I think she's my pal.
But today she go mad, because I'm so small.
So I started to think...Will I grow up at all?
And if I grow up, then what will I be?
I really don't know and it kinda scares me.
And if I grow up would I still be so bad?
and would my teacher still get so mad?
Yes I need to grow up, I just don't know how.
And what will I be?
I need to know....NOW.
Jay Steineckert, LCSW, is a seasoned child and family therapist and teacher with thirty-five years of counseling experience and ten years of experience teaching at a major university. He has also done illustrations for computer games, books, and cards. He and his wife, LeAnna, currently live in the west, USA. Together they have 6 awesome kids and 8 feisty grandkids.