The almost infinite possibilities of tomorrow are the theme of bestselling author Dave Eggers’ first picture book, Tomorrow Most Likely.
Though tomorrow may hold wonders galore, Eggers reminds young readers that it will most likely hold more of the same as well. You will, most likely, wake to the same cereal in the same bowl that you woke to yesterday. But you need not despair. There’s a whole wide world waiting to be explored just beyond your door.
And in Tomorrow Most Likely, that world is filled with wonderful things, like a mythical beast with the tail of a snake and the head of a bird or a whale waiting for you to hitch a ride on its back. Eggers and acclaimed illustrator Lane Smith juxtapose these more dazzling wonders with more muted ones, such as a striped stone or the smell of a flower you can’t quite name. In doing so, they remind readers—young and old alike—of the marvelous things that are often hidden in plain sight.
Though Eggers’ twist on the “day in the life” theme is inventive, what really makes this book shine is Smith’s gorgeous color palette, inventive use of textures and wonderfully subtle mixed-media accents. A visually stunning reminder that the realm of what’s possible is as wide or narrow as we imagine it to be, Tomorrow Most Likely is an absolute joy to read.