Carlee always wanted to be a teacher when she grew up, until her mother is hired as a teacher at her school! Some of her friends are even in her mother's class. Carlee is worried. What will her friends say? Will her mother do something to embarrass her? Carlee vows never to become a teacher like her mother, but as she journeys through the first day of school with her own new teacher, Carlee makes some surprising discoveries.
When I Grow Up I Want To Be A Teacher is just the right book for those kids approaching the age where they are embarrassed by the actions of their parents. The perfect example, Carlee, is one that many can relate to. Just like so many others who have dreamed forever to become something, she faces the dilemma of reasons why she doesn't want to. When she finds out her mother is going to be a teacher at her school, she like so many other her age embarrassed by their parents, worries about what others think. What I find enjoyable about her story is how she gained so much insight about herself and learning how important the role of a teacher plays. Teachers don't just literally teach, they can expose you to infinite possibilities that open your mind to be anything you want to be.
Her story is enjoyable, filled with beautiful pictures to accompany, great historical bios that highlight some of our history's most innovative and creative leaders that brought something important to our lives. Carlee's dilemma not only inspires the young reader to explore different goals but gain valuable insight of the important role teachers can play in their lives. This would be a great read to introduce the reader to exploring what they want to be when they grow up and that every job has an important purpose no matter what it is.
Reviewed by Michelle Bowles
Publisher: Wigu Publishing, LLC.
Publication date: 12/3/2013