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by Alison McGhee
Order:  USA  Can
Atheneum, 2007 (2007)
* * *   Reviewed by Hilary Williamson

In Someday - written lyrically by Alison McGhee and illustrated in spare, soft watercolors by Peter H. Reynolds - a mother reminisces about her daughter's babyhood and childhood: 'One day I counted your fingers and kissed each one' ... 'One day we crossed the street, and you held my hand tight.'

Watching her daughter dream in bed, the mother dreams too - of all the things her child will do as she grows, and all the feelings she will experience, including great joy and deep sorrow. I especially liked, 'Someday you will call a song to the wind, and the wind will carry your song away.'

The mother dreams away of her child's own child and that 'Someday, a long time from now, your own hair will glow silver in the sun. And when that day comes, love, you will remember me.' Someday is a touching tribute to motherhood, one that kids will appreciate for the deep love portrayed in its pictures and between the lines.

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