Who Will U Be?
Jessica Hische is a much-loved trendsetting designer and typographer, but lately, she's becoming even more well-known as a children's book author and illustrator. Her first two books Tomorrow I’ll Be Brave and Tomorrow I’ll Be Kind each feature motivational encouragement for kids and introductions to ideas around emotional intelligence wrapped up in stunning typography and evocative images.
Jessica’s new book 'Who Will U Be?’ is a story about a group of little letters (all lowercase!) on a ‘find yourself' field trip around New York City. The story is a playful and witty love letter to the city wrapped up in a story that will get kids thinking about typography, design, and the ever-so-mysterious kid questions: "What will I be when I grow up?” and “Who will I be?"
Kids will enjoy the story and attention to everything that makes a good children’s book special (Great end pages! Little details! Visual jokes!). Parents will enjoy the humor — “Sigma… visiting from Greece,” and New Yorkers (or New Yorkers at heart) will enjoy the sly references to NY landmarks (everything from the NY Public Library to Veselka).
Go find this book or ask your library for a copy, you won’t be sad!