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Someday Hardcover – May 10, 2007
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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
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!
Buy this book and read it aloud to anyone and everyone who will listen.
someday.2.Someday by Eileen Spinelli and illustrated by Rosie Winstead strikes a dreamlike tone through its delicate collage illustration. Using a classic style of repetition, Spinelli highlights the broad possibilities pairing various Somedays and Todays. A young girl shares her dreams for the future and contrasts them with ways she spends her days. Unbridled imagination infuses her dreams for her future. But this celebration of possibility does not diminish her willingness to live her todays with joy and adventure. This provides a balance of finding contentment in the now while imagining and pursuing the future.
For example, she imagines herself Someday unearthing dinosaur bones and being featured on the news. Today, by contrast, she is”digging for coins under the sofa cushions.” She also fantasizes Someday befriending dolphins and learning “all the secrets of the sea” from them. This contrasts with a Today in which she feeds her goldfish who remain silent keeping their secrets to themselves.
Someday is a pleasant read that invites the reader’s imagination to soar while it reminds them to enjoy the delights of the present moments. Five stars
Adoption-attuned Lens: This is a great book for adoptive families to read. Its very premise invites exploration of the future, the present and how one can build on the other.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My 6 year old loves this book. She also likes Sophie's Masterpiece, another great book by Eileen Spinelli.Published 7 months ago by Marrakenzai
My 1.5 year old little girl's favorite bedtime story. Turns down golden book Disney stories to hear this one over and over again.Published 9 months ago by Coop33
Wonderful book! Granddaughters 4 and 6 and I adore it. You and yours will too!Published 12 months ago by Lahde Dah