Perfect Picture Book Friday – This Could Be You

It’s Friday!

Thank goodness!

I’m sure none of us could have waited another minute for this week’s list of Perfect Picture Books!

I have a lovely one to share today. I’m pretty sure it’s been reviewed by a couple of other members of this group already, but I wanted to share it, too. It’s a wonderful book, and it was written by a graduate of Making Picture Book Magic, so I get to give you a recommendation and celebrate her accomplishment at the same time! 😊

Title: This Could Be You

Written By: Cindy Williams Schrauben

Illustrated By: Julia Seal

Publisher: Cardinal Rule Press, April 1, 2022

Suitable For Ages: 4-8

Themes/Topics: being yourself, believing in yourself

Opening: “Who pursues their top dreams,
their never-ever stop dreams,
persist-until-they-drop dreams?
Believe. It could be you!”

text copyright Cindy Williams Schrauben 2022, illustration copyright Julia Seal 2022, Cardinal Rule Press

Brief Synopsis: This book is an invitation to children of all backgrounds, interests, and abilities to follow their dreams and believe in themselves.

text copyright Cindy Williams Schrauben 2022, illustration copyright Julia Seal 2022, Cardinal Rule Press

Links To Resources: the back of the book includes a guide to encouraging a growth mindset; what do YOU want to be? try a recipe (chef), plant a seed (gardener), do an experiment (scientist). . . or whatever interests YOU!; Growth Mindset Activity Sheet, Growth Mindset Bingo, and other activities from author’s website

text copyright Cindy Williams Schrauben 2022, illustration copyright Julia Seal 2022, Cardinal Rule Press

Why I Like This Book: Every child can benefit from encouragement to be themselves, pursue their dreams, believe they can be or do anything they want, and this book celebrates exactly that. It is an invitation to young readers to imagine themselves in all kinds of ways they may not have considered. Every child will be able to see her or himself as at least one of the many kinds of people shown – creative, supportive, persistent, adventurous, inquisitive, observant, protective. . . And for many kids the options will be eye-opening, showing them things they could be or do that they might not have known about yet. The illustrations are warm, colorful, and appealing with plenty of details to catch kids’ attention and interest. The children pictured are a nicely diverse group. Kids will enjoy exploring all the possibilities open to them while absorbing the important message that they can be whoever they want to be, and that they are valued and should value themselves. A lovely read!

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do 😊

For the complete list of books with resources, please visit Perfect Picture Books.

PPBF folks, please add your titles and post-specific blog links (and any other info you feel like filling out 😊) to the form below so we can all come see what fabulous picture books you’ve chosen to share this week!

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone! 😊

22 thoughts on “Perfect Picture Book Friday – This Could Be You

  1. Sue Heavenrich says:

    What a delightful book! I wish I’d had a book like this when I was a kid… this one will inspire so many kids to honor their dreams and creativity.

  2. Jilanne Hoffmann says:

    I love this! I’m thinking this book is going to fly onto public and home library shelves. No matter the age, it’s always a timely message, LOL, as I watch my son head off to college this fall.

  3. Patricia Tilton says:

    What an important book for dreamers. I love the focus on personality traits! Inspiring! And such an important share on this historic day with the appointment of the new Supreme Court Justice.

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