Someday (Alison McGhee, author. Peter Reynolds, illustrator. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2007)
My husband hid this book on me, but I’ve found it and have negotiated that I should be able to read it on Mother’s Day. My birthday was last weekend so I negotiated reading it then as well. It is definitely favoured by me more than my children, but the humour that they find in mommy crying, every time I read it (which is why my husband hid it!), makes the reading journey mildly amusing for them. Although the text and the concept of watching your child grow up and experience the wild and wonderful things that life has to offer is a bit mature for kids, mine love the illustrations and since I’ve told them that Peter Reynolds, who is the author-illustrator of some of our favourite picture books (Ish, the Dot) drew the pictures, my eldest has taken additional interest.
This beautiful picture book is a must for mothers raising daughters and is sure to be unwrapped at many a baby shower.
A read through Someday is heartwarming and an emotional ride – sort of like raising daughters, perhaps.