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
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