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In my job as a children's librarian I read many, many books. I'm always amazed at the messages found in books for kids that have a deeper meaning for adults.

The other day I came across a delightful illustrated book: Someday Is Not A Day of the Week, by Denise Brennan Nelson (Sleeping Bear Press, 2005). It is the story of a happy, playful young beaver, Max, who is eager to share his activities and special things with his family—Mom, Dad, and Grandpa. Each time he asks one of them if they can do something, like go to the fair, go fishing, or build a fort with him, he is repeatedly told by the adults, "Someday, but not today." In a very imaginative way, Max discovers that Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday are all days of the week, and there is no room for "Someday." In fact, "Someday" isn't even a real day!

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