Back of Book:
Phoebe’s day is full of tomorrows: Mama says they can make pancakes, her teacher announces musicians will visit the class, and Phoebe will get ice cream after her haircut—but none of it ’til tomorrow. Phoebe feels frustrated and impatient. Why can’t these good things happen right now? Later in the day, Phoebe’s grandmother bakes cookies and shares the secret ingredient to turn today into tomorrow: a good night’s sleep. Phoebe decides she’ll try it out.
This is a perfect book to read to any child who doesn’t want to wait. Author Julie Zwillich took a simple concept of time and spun a sweet tale about how frustrated Phobia becomes when she has to wait. I can see this book being very popular in my classroom. All children become frustrated with the daily things that they cannot control. The end of the story revels to readers the secret to waiting. The illustrations in this story are sweet and detailed. I am looking forward to sharing this story with my students.
Ages 5 and up