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At the end of a beautiful and busy day, Sebastian should be asleep. But he is still wide awake.Snuggling down next to his father, Sebastian asks, "Do you know what I want to be when I grow up?" then eagerly regales his doting parent with all his ideas.

When sleep finally comes, father and son have forged a wonderful new bond based on mutual admiration and abiding love.

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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 1st 1999 by NorthSouth (first published 1999)
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Lindsay
This book is just too cute. It's about a turtle named Sebastian who talks to his dad about all that he wants to be when he grows up. At the end, the Sebastian asks his dad what he wanted to be when he grew up, and his dad says he always wanted to be a dad and have a son just like Sebastian. Sebastian, before he drifts off to sleep, says he wants to be just like his dad. It's very sweet. I am using it for a growing up/big and small Spanish story time theme. The text is probably more suited to ...more
Chelsea Smith
Feb 14, 2016 Chelsea Smith rated it really liked it
The story and images are just so adorable! I read this to the students in my teacher assisting classroom and they just loved it! The message is perfect for younger students because it gets them thinking about things they might want to do when they grow up.
Jack
Jan 02, 2016 Jack rated it liked it
Shelves: k-g-4
I like the soft illustrations by Cristina Kadmon of Sebastian at play and with his father
Age Range: 4 and up
Audrey Harlan
Nov 25, 2010 Audrey Harlan rated it really liked it
Shelves: imagination, fiction
This is a great and inspiring story. Turtle talks about all of the things that he wants to be when he grows up. The story as well as the illustrations show a relationship between father and son that is inspiring.
Meredith
Sep 24, 2009 Meredith rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
I adore the pictures, and the story is sweet, but the words are so sappy! I really honestly had to change some. It's a book for kids! No one talks like this! Augh!
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Cute illustrations and story. Would make a good story time selection on turtles.
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