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Someday Reviewed by Children's Books for Parents on May 2.

Elegantly written, beautifully imagined, and deeply moving without a shred of sentimentality, this picture book for all ages traces a mother’s hopes and dreams for her young daughter. Moving fluidly from the not-so-distant past (“one day”) to the hopeful future (“someday”), Alison McGhee’s spare, poetic text captures key moments in the life of a beloved … Continue reading

Elegantly written, beautifully imagined, and deeply moving without a shred of sentimentality, this picture book for all ages traces a mother’s hopes and dreams for her young daughter. Moving fluidly from the not-so-distant past (“one day”) to the hopeful future (“someday”), Alison McGhee’s spare, poetic text captures key moments in the life of a beloved child. Peter Reynolds’s expressive watercolors are the perfect complement, conveying in uncluttered lines a full gamut of complex emotions, from joyful exuberance and wistful longing to the crushing sorrow of first heartbreak. Lovely, lyrical, and packing an unexpected emotional wallop, this book is one of the best crossover reads of the season — and an absolute must for mothers and daughters.

Someday

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Someday

By: Alison McGhee
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's
Level: 6-7

Elegantly written, beautifully imagined, and deeply moving without a shred of sentimentality, this picture book for all ages traces a mother’s hopes and dreams for her young daughter. Moving fluidly from the not-so-distant past (“one day”) to the hopeful future (“someday”), Alison McGhee’s spare, poetic text captures key moments in the life of a beloved child. Peter Reynolds’s expressive watercolors are the perfect complement, conveying in uncluttered lines a full gamut of complex emotions, from joyful exuberance and wistful longing to the crushing sorrow of first heartbreak. Lovely, lyrical, and packing an unexpected emotional wallop, this book is one of the best crossover reads of the season — and an absolute must for mothers and daughters.

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