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Rebecca Zerkin…endearing and funny, and young readers will certainly see themselves in the anonymous character. Part of the moral is that everyone will eventually find a way to shine. At the end of the book, the child lies in bed imagining success as a baker, painter or astronaut—"One day, I'll grow up to be really excellent at something." The lesson is a sweet reminder to engage in life just for the sake of it. And though, yes, the author hits us over the head, she does it with a silly foam mallet.
—The New York Times