Joseph Banes doesn't dream of becoming a firefighter or a basketball player like the other kids in his class. Instead, when Joseph grows up, he wants to be perfect. Joseph can't believe his ears when Mrs. Freed explains to him that nobody is perfect. With a bazillion people in the world, he's sure there must be somebody out there! Join Joseph on his mission, as he looks high and low, in the hopes of finding a truly perfect person.
|Publisher:||Wee Creek Press, LLC|
|Product dimensions:||8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.09(d)|
|Age Range:||7 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Abbey is also a "recovering perfectionist" who took forty years to realize that constantly striving for perfection was exhausting and often unfulfilling. This turning point in her life led to significant personal growth. Since then, she's learned to laugh at herself, be kinder to herself, and make time for the things she truly enjoys like tennis, playing guitar, and hiking with her husband.
Abbey feels compelled to teach young children that it's okay to make mistakes and that nobody is perfect. This inspired her first children's book When I Grow Up I Want to Be Perfect.
Nina Marie Rothfuss is an experienced illustrator whose work has graced the pages of many children's picture books. When I Grow Up I Want to Be Perfect is her latest work, released in October 2018 by Wee Creek Press. Nina is also the author of the illustrated children's book The Low Belly Bunch, her first effort as an author. Nina can be found drawing most every day in beautiful Wyoming or working in the fantastic coffee shop she co-owns with her husband and daughter. She stays very busy, to be sure, but always has time for a very playful dog and a cat.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a wonderful book to use as a conversation starter with children of all ages about how it is okay to make mistakes. Detective Joseph Barnes is an adorable boy who learns a valuable lesson at the end of the book. I would highly recommend this book!
This is a cute story that addresses an important issue that many children struggle with: perfectionism. The illustrations are adorable, the story is engaging, and we loved the ending! This book sparked an insightful conversation about making mistakes, learning from them, and handling our imperfections.