When I Grow Up, I Want To Be a Good Person, was a departure from the books in the series that I've read that were based on professions. What I enjoyed about this book was the life lesson on the importance of being a good person shown through the example of celebrating the life of one of the most beloved people in a community, Mr. Beckett.
The book centered around two brothers who felt they were being dragged by their parents to a funeral for someone that they couldn't understand why they had to go. A quote in the story that I absolutely loved was said by their father, “Sometimes in life, we have to do things that we don't want to but should do.” Sometimes its better to show a person than tell. For every person they met that day, they learned the importance of the value the good Mr. Beckett brought to so many lives. Learning this important lesson about a person who gave his life to being there and helping others, it's the least you can do to give back to show how much you appreciated the time they were here.
As always, this is another good story that was complimented with colorful illustrations and some great food for thought for the young reader. I thought the moral of the story complimented with the quotes and tale in the back really was fitting for a book that promotes a positive message.