Title: Tomorrow Most Likely
Author: Dave Eggers
Illustrator: Lane Smith
Published: April 2, 2019
Theme: Optimism and Possibilities
Character Origin: Human
Book Type: Picture Book | Pages: 20
Ages: 2-5 | Book Level: — | Lexile Measure: 420L
Synopsis: 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.
I can say right off that I wasn’t in love with this book. There was no connection for me with text. The cover is what drew me to it because it was different than the rest of the new books and that intrigued me. I had seen it mentioned on my Instagram feed and knew I wanted to check it out if I ran across it. I did enjoy the book’s overall message that tomorrow brings endless possibilities and I think kids will like that too.
Smith’s illustrations put me in the mind of a retro style that I’d seen growing up. Not a fan of that in 2019. The size of the text is easy for a new reader to see and use finger tracking. The color palette of the main character rendered his presence less significant than the other images on the page. The overall imagery was too abstract for me but I know there are those who would really appreciate that. This won’t make my favs list but it is a solid bedtime read.