Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “When I Grow Up (Habit #2)” as Want to Read:
When I Grow Up (Habit #2)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

When I Grow Up (The Seven Habits of Happy Kids #2)

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  52 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Allie learns to “Begin with the End in Mind” with the 7 Oaks gang in this second picture book in the 7 Habits of Happy Kids series.

Tagalong Allie has many dreams for her life. She wants to wear makeup and write a book and go to the moon! But first she has to grow up!

Featuring the lovable characters of 7 Oaks, this book addresses the second habit of happy kids: “Begin with
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 8th 2009 by Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about When I Grow Up, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about When I Grow Up

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
Rating details
Sort: Default
Mar 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
I think this a good way to introduce second habit. It doesn’t go into deep explanation on beginning with the end in mind. I believe it is a good way to connect with the students.
Nov 08, 2012 rated it it was ok
This picture book tries to teach the second habit of planning ahead. The problem is the text isn't that clear about that. Rather there is a great deal of inferencing to understand that, making it only obvious to an adult. Points to Covey for trying though.
Emphasis on the dreaming of the future, need to have more on the planning and achieving a goal, like in the big book of kids 7 habits. Like the parent note about kids' dreams of future - like to share parent note with students as well.
Academic Eric
Feb 16, 2011 rated it it was ok
For Habit 2, I thought the story was better developed and more helpful in the chapter on Habit 2 in the book The 7 Hanits of Highly Effective Kids.
Aug 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Book 3 is out too: "A Place For Everything". But couldn't find on goodreads.
Heather Willis
Apr 14, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: eled
I didn't like this story very much, it seemed a little too preachy. I can see how it could teach kids about setting goals.
rated it really liked it
Jan 03, 2018
rated it really liked it
Jan 30, 2012
Sue Foster
rated it really liked it
Jan 04, 2015
rated it liked it
Nov 30, 2012
rated it liked it
Feb 11, 2018
rated it really liked it
Dec 10, 2015
rated it did not like it
Jul 01, 2014
rated it liked it
Dec 07, 2013
rated it really liked it
Sep 28, 2014
Stephan Jenner
rated it really liked it
Dec 27, 2013
Carla Calvert
rated it it was amazing
Jan 04, 2012
rated it liked it
Sep 30, 2011
Dashay W.
rated it really liked it
Jul 27, 2014
Cayman Chacchia
rated it it was amazing
May 29, 2016
Dianne Dale
rated it really liked it
Aug 29, 2017
Deepti Sidhaye-bhalerao
rated it really liked it
Oct 28, 2014
rated it really liked it
Jul 15, 2017
rated it liked it
May 08, 2013
rated it it was amazing
Dec 28, 2013
rated it it was amazing
Jan 22, 2015
Brandon Kluzek
rated it it was amazing
Aug 18, 2014
rated it it was ok
Apr 06, 2015
Sydney Byrne
rated it it was amazing
Jun 30, 2015
rated it really liked it
Jul 20, 2012
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Sean Covey was the starting quarterback for Brigham Young University during the 1987 and 1988 seasons. He was benched due to an ankle sprain. Following his college football career wrote a book called The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. It is a book based on the principles of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, which was written by his father, Stephen R. Covey, but directed towards the ...more

Other books in the series

The Seven Habits of Happy Kids (7 books)
  • Just the Way I Am (Habit #1)
  • A Place for Everything (Habit #3)
  • Sammy and the Pecan Pie (Habit #4)
  • Lily and the Yucky Cookies (Habit #5)
  • Sophie and the Perfect Poem (Habit #6)
  • Goob and His Grandpa (Habit #7)