Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
It is Penny's breakfast time but she is still enjoying the morning, a time when the sun is shining, flowers are blooming, and the birds are chirping. Penny looks into her closet to get dressed and decides to be a tiger. She decides to go to her neighbor's house and play with their pet cat, Snowball. Being a tiger is not a good idea because Snowball is too scared to play with her. The next day she dresses up like a frog and is in the pond when she sees Ricky coming. She knows he likes to catch frogs and take them home to scare his sister. Penny realizes it is not a good idea being a frog. She thinks being an owl is a better idea because she can sit on the highest branch and look over the entire neighborhood. Suddenly, she remembers the owl is a nocturnal creature and her bedtime is at eight o'clock. What will Penny finally be?
What Will I Be Today? by Velma J. Ramon is an adorable story with a wonderful message; that of self-acceptance, self-belief, and self-love. The book also introduces young readers to some animals, their habitats, and their characteristics. The illustrations give clarity to the message and make Penny's thoughts and message tangible to readers. They also make the book appealing and captivating to readers. It is important for children to believe in themselves and be happy with what they have. Penny is a good example for tutors and parents to help children understand how wonderful and perfect they are just the way God has made them.