About the Book
Author: WIGU Publishing
Publication Date: December 22, 2015
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Number of Pages: 50
Synopsis: Blake and Brendan would do almost anything to get out of going to Mr. Becket’s funeral. It will be boring and sad—and dead people are scary! There might even be ghosts! But Mom and Dad insist. Mr. Becket was a good person, and it is right to gather with his family and friends to remember him and all the good things he did. So what’s so good about remembering a dead person? A lot. Readers learn with Blake and Brendan what it means to be a good person and all the ways a good person makes a difference in people’s lives, even long after they’re gone.
Brendan's and Blake's parents insist they attend the funeral of a man they didn't know. Preparing for this to be one of the worst experiences of their young lives the boys begrudgingly get ready to go. When they arrive they are surprised to see so many people, many of whom they know. It doesn't take long before the brothers discover how very special Mr. Becket was and how his kindness and generosity affected the lives of others.
When I Grow Up I Want to Be...A Good Person is now one of my favorite books from this series (and I have read several). With all of the negativity in the world, which is magnified by the media daily, a book highlighting the life of someone who takes time to spread good is refreshing and exactly what children need. Mr. Becket is a man that people can look up to and should aspire to be like, a perfect role model for children and adults alike.
When I Grow Up I Want to Be...A Good Person is a wonderful edition for any home or school library.
I highly recommend picking up a copy.