When I Grow Up I Want To Be . . . a Good Person, a Wigu book
Five out of five stars
The story opens with the newspaper clipping of the obituary of Thomas “Tommy” Becket and brothers Blake and Brendan being told that they must go with their parents to his funeral. They object and come up with many excuses for not going but in the end their parents have the last word.
There are many people at the service and several people spoke about the positive effect that Tommy had on their lives. His actions were generally in the area of encouragement and explanations, taking the time to do small acts of kindness and consideration. Blake and Brendan begin to realize that you can make a positive change in the world by doing small things that will compound over the years. They learn that a person’s legacy is based on what people think of you, not necessarily the height of your asset pile.
The world is a difficult place and with all the challenges, it is easy to fall into the pit of self-absorption. In a very simple and understandable way, the author explains to children that spending a little time and effort can make a very big difference to people.
This book was made available for free for review purposes