SOMEDAY. By Eileen Spinelli. Illustrated by Rosie Winstead. For ages 4-10.

A young girl has big dreams of someday. She dreams of becoming an Olympic gymnast, even if all she does today is practice cartwheels in her backyard.

Although she is only hunting for spare change in her sofa today, she dreams of hunting for dinosaur bones as an archaeologist someday.

The simple and poetic text matches well with the whimsical spreads that show the girl having fun while she hones her skills for the adventures of someday.

Whether she is dreaming of becoming an artist or a marine biologist, her adventures remind us that children have the power to become anything.

And they remind children that the little things in life are just practice for the big things that will come “Someday.”

McGeath Freeman reviews children’s books for Lowcountry Parent magazine. To see previous reviews, go to