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New children’s book invites parents to share their greatest wish with their kids

CHARLOTTE, NC – Many parents and caregivers share a common dream: the hope that their child will grow up to love Jesus with all of their heart. Melissa Kruger voices this dream through her fun, imaginative new children’s book Wherever You Go, I Want You to Know (The Good Book Company, August 2020.)

Whether read to young kids or gifted to older children reaching milestones like graduation, the meaningful message of the book resonates. Kruger’s rhythmic writing is powerfully woven into illustrator Isobel Lundie’s enchanting, vibrant artwork. Kids can picture themselves in a number of future careers, fulfilling many different dreams, through the energetic imagery.

Best-selling author Ann Voskamp says, “This will become an all-time favorite read-aloud! What every parent wants to say— and what every child wants to hear. There’s nothing you want your child to know more than what this charming book sings in lyrical, romping lines—lines that will tie your heart to your child’s and wrap you both up in the love of God and the supremest dream we all have to know. My daughter and I were so smitten with it that we read it twice right away!”

Kids and adults alike enjoy the spunky images and rhymes about many different dreams, like farming, teaching, or even winning a silly contest. These relatable ideas spark conversation about children’s hopes and experiences, giving parents opportunities to offer encouragement, share in their kid’s excitement, and highlight that their greatest aspiration of all applies wherever kids go, no matter what they do: loving Jesus!

Kruger explains this book is “also a message I need to hear again and again as a mom. The pressure isn’t just on our kids, it’s on us. We run from this school event to that sports practice and it’s so easy to lose our way and get distracted from our greatest purpose. This book isn’t just a reminder to our children, it’s a reminder to us as parents. We want to set our greatest hopes for our children on their belief in Jesus, not a concept of success in this world.”

To celebrate the launch of Wherever You Go, I Want You to Know and encourage parents and caregivers to share their dream of children growing up to love Jesus, The Good Book Company invites readers to post a photo of their child dressed as what they want to be when they grow up, using the hashtag#whereverdream. Photos can also be submitted to enter a giveaway before August 15th, 2020 at

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About the Author: Melissa Kruger is the author of 5 Things to Pray for Your Kids, The Envy of Eve, Walking with God in the Season of Motherhood and In All Things. She blogs at Wit’s End, hosted by The Gospel Coalition. Her husband, Mike, is the president of Reformed Theological Seminary, and they have three children.

About the Illustrator: Isobel Lundie is an illustrator and animator specializing in children’s books. She loves using artwork to help children lose themselves in a narrative. She is based in Brighton, UK.

About The Good Book Company: Founded in 1991, The Good Book Company (TGBC) is an international Christian publisher. Their Bible studies, books, devotionals, videos, tracts, evangelistic courses, and training materials are used throughout the English-speaking world, and in translation in over 35 languages worldwide. Everyone at TGBC is passionate about the Lord Jesus, His word, His church, and His gospel of grace. They create and publish biblical, relevant, and accessible resources that will encourage Christians to keep going, keep growing, and keep sharing their faith.