by Pat Zietlow Miller (Author) Suzy Lee (Illustrator)
From the author of the mega-bestseller Be Kind comes a picture book for anyone who's ever loved someone far away.
Someday soon, I'll see you. Even though you are there. And I am here. So very far apart. In this heartfelt picture book, a child imagines ways to connect with a grandmother who lives far way. Whether by rocket ship or jet pack, train or in a plane, any journey is worth it to see someone you love. With an inviting, accessible text by Pat Zietlow Miller and inventive art from the critically-acclaimed illustrator Suzy Lee, this picture book reminds us that, no matter the physical distance between us, the people we care about are never far from our hearts.
The book features clever and innovative die-cuts throughout, adding a creative, thoughtful and discussion-worthy novelty aspect to this layered and deeply emotional story.
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A child's creative musings about ways to stay connected with a long-distance grandparent propel this contemporary narrative, which cleverly uses die-cuts to provide a peek-a-boo effect. "Maybe I'll mail myself to you," the child proposes, peering through an envelope's opening from the next page, before humorously continuing to riff: "I'd have to flatten myself like a pancake. Or twist up like a pretzel." Working mostly with pencil, crayon, and watercolor, Lee's stylish drawings add humor and whimsy, showing, for example, the black-haired outlines of child and grandparent--whose skin tones change with the shifting bold-colored backgrounds--trying to video-chat without quite fully centering themselves on the computer screen. The repeated refrain "see you someday soon" links the various modes of communication on display until the duo turn "soon" into something even sooner in this playful spin on modern grandparent-child relationships. Ages 3-6. (June)Copyright 2022 Publishers Weekly, LLC Used with permission.