Book Giveaway: What Will You Do, My Deer? by Kathryn Hast

May 3, 2019

What Will You Do, My Deer?

Disclosure: I received this book for review purposes only. Information provided and shared with permission. Any opinions are my own.

In the newest book release from Kathryn Hast, What Will You Do, My Deer? explores the possibilities for not just “becoming something,” but also, for doing something good. The story begins with Mama Deer reading at bedtime, musing over what experiences her young one may find.

With a nod to both career exploration and the pursuit of adventure, the tender tale goes on to reflect on growth and development and no matter what our children choose to become, may they stay "curious and kind".

This lovely quiet rhyming book inspires wonder, invokes progress, and reminds us all to grow with love.

The author, a mother of two young children, wrote the children’s book in one sitting, after a frustrating day at work. Teaming up again with the ever-talented illustrator, L.M. Phang, Hast’s third release is a bit divergent from her first two works. While familiar illustrations from Otis Grows and Batty Betty are peppered throughout, What Will You Do, My Deer? shines the spotlight on the reader, encouraging questions, imagination, and dreams.

“It dawned on me when I was writing it—in a hotel room after a terrible conference—that the question of ‘What will I be when I grow up?’ is omnipresent for all of us,” Hast says, “And that the answer ultimately is: It doesn’t matter.” What Will You Do, My Deer? is a kid’s book that reminds us all that it’s not about any one profession or career path; it’s about having the courage to be “curious and kind.”


In this tender ode to growth and development, Mama Deer muses over experiences her child may realize. With a nod to both career exploration and the pursuit of adventure, this book reflects on the importance of curiosity--and the inevitable friendships that accompany any journey.Perfect fodder for dreams at bedtime, or to gift as encouragement for the child who has grown, this quiet reflection rekindles wonder, invokes progress, and reminds us all to grow love, as we do what we do.

Grade Level: K - 6
Paperback: 44 pages

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Kathryn HastAbout the Author:

Kathryn Hast has a Master’s of Fine Arts degree in writing and a Master’s degree in Education. She is from York, Pennsylvania, and currently lives in Asheville, North Carolina with her husband and two children. She has one dog named after a Beatles song, and one that barks at the television. Batty Betty is her second published children’s book, following her previous title Otis Grows.

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