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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 and up
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Dial (May 10, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0803729413
  • ISBN-13: 978-0803729414
  • Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 8.8 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #81,377 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Kindergarten-Grade 4–Children will savor each page of this delightful book that alternates between Someday and the present. Goldie dreams of a busy future as an archaeologist, an animal scientist, an Olympic gymnast, and more. On the alternate pages she enjoys being a kid and hones the skills that she will need to achieve those goals–digging, counting, cartwheels–all those things that look like playing. Winstead's stylish art is a perfect fit for the whimsical text. The adorable little girl is all spindly limbs, buck-teeth, and flyaway hair, even in her dreams of adulthood. Observant readers will have fun comparing and contrasting the background elements in the someday/right now pairs of pages as they read this empowering book again and again.–June Wolfe, Bushnell-Sage Library, Sheffield, MA
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A small girl dreams of someday digging for dinosaur bones and finding a "T. rex," even if today what she is digging for are "coins / under the sofa cushions. / Quarters! Dimes! Nickels! / Enough for a Popsicle." Someday she will be an Olympic gymnast, even if today she is practicing cartwheels in the backyard mud. The plain, poetic words and the clear, exuberant, double-page collages show not only the girl's wild fantasies of global adventure, but also the fun at home right now, whether she is shaking food flakes into the bowl of her pet goldfish, watching two baby owls get ready to fly for the first time, or gobbling jelly beans. Young children will recognize the excitement of the small daily things, as well as the dreams of glory. Rochman, Hazel

More About the Author

Eileen Spinelli is no stranger to the Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers list. Since her debut in 1991 with Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, an IRA/CBC Children's Choice book and Christopher Award winner, she has gone on to author numerous picture books, poetry collections, and chapter books, including the best-selling When Mama Comes Home Tonight, and the critically acclaimed Sophie's Masterpiece. Eileen lives in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

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"Someday" is perfect for my kindergartner.
Bradley
Someday is an excellent and inspiring book about a girl who dreams about becoming something great and what she is doing today to help her get there.
John LeSueur
The illustrations are delightful with a touch of whimsy throughout.
Z Hayes

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Whatcha Reading Now? on September 14, 2009
Format: Hardcover
We all want our kids to dream, and dream big. But never have I read such a glistening example of a how a child's dreams co-exist with her (and with our adult) realities, until I picked up Eileen Spinelli's Someday.

With lyrical lines such as, "Someday I will make friends with a dolphin. I will call her Wilma. I will ask Wilma to tell me all the secrets of the sea, and she will. Someday...", followed on the opposite page with, "Right now I am flaking fish food flakes into the bowl where my pet goldfish pumpkin lives. He blows tiny bubbles but doesn't talk to me. Maybe goldfish don't have secrets to tell..." the author creates a timeless expose of the wonder years.

Thirty-two pages of beautifully illustrated (Rosie Winstead) lines remind us parents that kids really do have the power to be everyone, and everything. It reminds us that the possibilities truly are endless. Which is a delightful thing to be reminded of.
-Reviewed by Jill Mackenzie
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Brandelyn Bergstedt on July 3, 2009
Format: Hardcover
A charming and delightful book, Someday encourages children to imagine a world beyond their own and assures them that although their every day life may seem boring now, the future is for them to create. This is one book I never tire of reading to my daughter, and it will be on our gift list for every girl we know.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John LeSueur on March 12, 2013
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Someday is an excellent and inspiring book about a girl who dreams about becoming something great and what she is doing today to help her get there.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Michelle B. Jett on November 22, 2007
Format: Hardcover
In the words of my five your old daughter, "Every little girl should have this book!"
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Frank Murphy on September 10, 2007
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Eileen Spinelli's picturebook Someday is brilliant. Strong female characters are always easy to gravitate to - and Spinelli's hero in this picturebook story is one to remember and has universal appeal. (In fact, she is reminiscent of Jerry Spinelli's Stargirl. I guess it all makes sense being that Jerry Spinelli based his Stargirl character on his wife and best friend Eileen! As an upper elementary school to high school teacher, imagine having your students investigate this wonderful picturebook as a possible prequel to Stargirl!!)

The text starts out: "Someday I am going to be an artist. I will wear a blue smock. I will carry my pants to the beach..." The affirming and confident text represents the main character's strong voice. This voice and all the little girl expects to be one day is also reminiscent of the international best-seller The Secret. (The Secret's notion of thinking and imagining confidently.) This little girl does just that!
The Secret

Buy this book and read it aloud to anyone and everyone who will listen.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Z Hayes HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 10, 2009
Format: Hardcover
"Someday" is a little gem of a book that centers on a little girl who dreams about what she'd like to be in the future, such as an artist, a paleontologist, a scientist, gymnast etc - and how she 'prepares' for these roles in the present - through simple, everyday activities like helping her dad paint the shed, digging for coins under the cushions, doing cartwheels etc.

The illustrations are delightful with a touch of whimsy throughout. A lovely picture book to be shared with young readers and read aloud - and to encourage those dreams that one can be anything one desires.
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