A Proper Grown-Up

Children - Picture Book
38 Pages
Reviewed on 03/16/2020
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Reviewed by Tiffany Ferrell for Readers' Favorite

In A Proper Grown-Up by Sejal Sharma, we are introduced to Joy, a little girl who is convinced that she’s a grown-up. She does everything an adult does from going to work, doing her taxes and drinking coffee before a long day. It’s hard but, as a grown-up, she knows that it’s what a grown-up is supposed to do.

I found this book so adorable. I have a young niece who acts like a little adult and she relates to Joy. It’s cute how the words of the real things she is doing are scratched out and replaced with her equivalent of grown-up duties that she performs. Her school is work, her recess on the playground is working out at the gym with colleagues, and her homework is her taxes. It is a great example of how children play pretend in their daily lives. At the same time though, from the ‘mistakes’ young Joy makes, she knows that she’s still a little girl.

The illustrations are beautifully done and colorful, which easily draws the child reader in. They are perfectly matched up with the words on each page and give the child reader a good sense of what the story is about. The story also sends a relevant message to parents and children at the end. While it’s fun to pretend to be an adult, it’s nice to be a kid and to enjoy your childhood. A Proper Grown-Up by Sejal Sharma is definitely a book I would purchase for my child.