See You Someday Soon

by Pat Zietlow Miller (Author) Suzy Lee (Illustrator)

See You Someday Soon
Reading Level: K − 1st Grade

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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Kirkus Reviews

Starred Review
Pick up this title someday soon.

Publishers Weekly

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)

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Pat Zietlow Miller

Pat Zietlow Miller is a children's book lover and one of the creative forces behind the blog Picture Book Builders where she reviews books for young readers. Her picture books include the New York Times bestseller Be Kind, Sophie's Squash, Wherever You Go, The Quickest Kid in Clarksville, and Remarkably You, among many others. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin.

Suzy Lee is a Korean picture book author and illustrator. She has published over thirty books. Her critically acclaimed work includes the books Mirror, Wave, Shadow, and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winner Open This Little Book. She is the winner of the 2022 Hans Christian Andersen Award.

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Roaring Brook Press
Publication date
June 20, 2022
BISAC categories
JUV039050 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Emotions & Feelings
JUV013030 - Juvenile Fiction | Family | Multigenerational
JUV051000 - Juvenile Fiction | Imagination & Play
Library of Congress categories

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