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Someday Is Not a Day of the Week
     

Someday Is Not a Day of the Week

by Denise Brennan-Nelson, Kevin O'Malley (Illustrator)
 

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We've all wished for Someday to get here, and now it is. Follow the tale of the young beaver, Max, and his quest to spend quality time with his parents and family. The tale for the ages and ageless will bring a happy tear of joy and love and a smile to the face of every child who undoubtedly heard the answer "Someday" after having asked "When?" An inspiring read for

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We've all wished for Someday to get here, and now it is. Follow the tale of the young beaver, Max, and his quest to spend quality time with his parents and family. The tale for the ages and ageless will bring a happy tear of joy and love and a smile to the face of every child who undoubtedly heard the answer "Someday" after having asked "When?" An inspiring read for all of us, Someday finds Max looking for "Someday" on his calendar and realizing if it did exist, it would surely be the busiest day of the week. Don't pass on the chance to share this tale of love and the importance of family. Illustrator Kevin O'Malley and author Denise Brennan-Nelson bring Someday to frolicking life by setting aside their somedays as the days to make a difference. Parents, teachers, family and friends can do the same by picking up the book and let that special little one in their life know that they are more important and every moment together is a gift to be cherished today.

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Children's Literature
In today's rushed, hectic-paced world, this is a story that should slow us down to enjoy the important things in life, for instance, our children, and making time for them. Max asks his mother to go to the fair. He asks his grandfather to go fishing. He asks his father to build a fort. In each instance the answer is no, but "someday." Max dutifully retreats to his room to contemplate when Someday will arrive. With some help from the pages of a calendar, Max realizes he cannot wait for Someday. Momma does not understand, with her long to-do list. Finally Momma relents, announces she has found Someday and they share a memorable day at the fair. Daddy and Grandpa find Someday, too, making for special bonding moments for everyone. Max's patience and compliant attitude contribute to the lesson learned by the adults and the simplistic charm of this book. O'Malley's placid, serene watercolor illustrations soften the family, allowing for identification of an all too common concern for many families. 2005, Sleeping Bear Press, Ages 4 to 8.
—Elizabeth Young
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-A beaver longs to have some fun with the adults in his life but they are all too busy. "Someday, Max, but not today" is their favorite reply to each requested activity. He sits down with a calendar, and the days of the week tell him the truth about "Someday." When he passes on his newfound knowledge to his mother, she responds in a positive manner and suddenly all of his wishes come true. The artwork, rendered in watercolors, is expressive and conveys Max's goofy innocence. When "Someday" is transformed into "today," the abrupt shift feels like a sudden stop on an amusement ride. Perhaps the book is intended as a word of warning for adults. For children, the message appears that they need only crack a mysterious verbal code and their most cherished dreams will be instantly gratified. A clever idea, but the writing falls short of its promise.-Teresa Pfeifer, Alfred Zanetti Montessori Magnet School, Springfield, MA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585362431
Publisher:
Sleeping Bear Press
Publication date:
03/01/2005
Series:
Sleeping Bear Picture Books
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
315,560
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range:
6 - 10 Years

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