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When I Grow Up, I Will Win the Nobel Peace Prize
Title: When I Grow Up, I Will Win the Nobel Peace Prize
Author: Isabel Pin
The boy in this book is having trouble admitting – much less closing – the large gap between his aspirations and his everyday actions. This boy knows that when he’s older he will love his neighbor, but for now he’s all too happy to pick on his sister. This boy even knows that one day he will be given the Nobel Peace Prize: for standing up to bullies, helping the poor, protecting animals and the environment – for all his good deeds. But with his bold claims continually contrasted by pictures that tell a very different story, even this boy eventually has to admit it’s time to stop boasting and take the first step.
With cheeky artwork that offers a great big reality check to the high-minded protagonist, this book uses humor to underscore the importance – and the difficulty – of trying to live up to our own ideals.