By Eileen Spinelli; Rosie Winstead (Illustrator)

Dial Books, Hardcover, 9780803729414, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 10, 2007


I am going to be

a great artist.


I am off to help my dad

paint the shed."

It's hard to be content with the present moment when you are little. The future has infinitely more possibilities

Here, the prolific and poetic Eileen Spinelli offers us the opportunity to truly enter the mind and heart of a little girl whose dreams reach well beyond today. With Spinelli's gift for capturing the authentic experience of a child and Rosie Winstead's utterly accessible and adorable artwork, this is sure to be a book that will inspire kids to think about what their own plans are for someday.

About the Author
Eileen Spinelli's love of books began at age five, during her first visit to the local public library. ?Iclimbed up the steps to the children's room on the secondfloor and into a wonderland! Books everywhere . . . Ididn't know which book to grab first, ? she explains. ?Itmade no difference to me that I couldn't read.? After that, young Eileen visited the library every Saturday with hermother. After a few years of library visits, she knew shewanted to become a writer.

Rosie Winstead is the author/illustrator of Sprout Helps Out and Ruby and Bubbles, as well as an artist and designer. She lives in Springfield, Missouri, with her family.