WHEN I GROW UP I WANT TO BE…A GOOD PERSON
Publisher: Wigu Publishing
Published: December 22, 2015
Fiction with a Lesson
“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” Desmond Tutu
I immediately knew I was going to love this book based on the page of quotes on the first page of the book. They are all quotes that I love and have written down in various spots to reflect on often.
Brendan and Blake find out they are going with their parents to a funeral for a man from their town. Neither of the boys wants to go, but they parents insist they must go because it is the right thing to do. Mr. Becket was a kind and generous man that lived eighty-eight years helping others and being a good person. At the funeral, the boys learn about the kind of person Mr. Becket was and the legacy his kindness has left on others.
This book instills for kids the importance of making a difference in the lives of others. It isn’t talking about donating hundreds of dollars or asking you take on a certain career, but showing that no matter where you live, how much money you have, or the type of job you do, you can be a good person. Through Mr. Becket’s life, we see the examples of how one person’s kindness, compassion, and giving spirit can spread throughout a whole community. This is something we have tried to teach our children by living in a small town and giving of our time and talents at various functions. We don’t just live in this community, we are part of this community. Mr. Becket led that kind of life and his legacy will live on in the lives of those he touched.
I’ve been a fan of Wigu Publishing books for awhile. Their series WHEN I GROW UP I WANT TO BE…. is a great way to introduce different career options to your child through fictional stories based on facts. To see my other reviews from Wigu Publishing books, click HERE.
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