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Imagination is a huge part of childhood, Tomorrow Most Likely taps into that. Wondering through several tomorrows with the thoughts of how Tomorrow Most likely something will happen. Making it a lovely bedtime story, helping children to look forward to the morning.
From the Cover
Rather than focusing on going to bed-and what kid wants to think about going to bed?- This book explores all of the dreamy, wonderful, strange things the next day might bring. Whimsical, witty, and hopeful, this revolutionary rewriting of a classic goodnight book from bestselling author Dave Eggers and award-winning illustrator Lane Smith is a bedtime story for tomorrow ever after.
What You Get:
Full Colour images cover almost every page as a little boy wonders about what might happen tomorrow.
He might meet a squirrel or a bug, or maybe a cousin.
There maybe blue skies or grey, good meals, and places to explore. There will be music and people and things to be said.
Who knows where a child’s imagination will take them, for tomorrows are endless and full of surprise.
Most alternating lines rhyme, but not always. Reading it out loud I found myself stumbling as I kept expecting a rhyme meter that just wasn’t there. I found the rhyme came later than my expectation.
Initially I didn’t like this book. I really couldn’t see the point of it. As I continue to review it and look over it, I grasped this important concept. Sometimes, the thought of going to sleep and missing out on something keeps children awake. The bedtime story book is there to help them see the possibilities of tomorrow. Reading and wondering, gives them something to look forward to when they wake up the next day.
Who knows.. they might meet a squirrel named Stu or perhaps a lonely bug will wander into their path. They might hear a fun song or meet an interesting character. Who knows what might happen but maybe just maybe…you’ll find something interesting. The sooner you fall asleep, the sooner you’ll discover it.
Tomorrow Most Likely
Lane Smith (illustrator)
40 pages, 4-8 years, picture book
Imagination, Bedtime Story, Future
Reviewed for Raincoast Books.