In See You Someday Soon a child misses someone who is very far away from them. The prose poetry of the text talks about the feels, thoughts, and questions they have. They tell of ways that they could go and visit that person (rocket ship, letter, plane, or jet pack). Pat Zietlow Miller has a thoughtful, somber, and still hopeful tone to the text. The story is simple but has a lot going on with it. While there is not a lot of traditional action, there are fun things to see and read about. Most children have experienced similar feelings (during the summer they cannot see their school friends as regularly, they live in New York and their grandparents in Florida).
The art is (according to the description from the publisher) “die-cuts” and have a “novelty aspect” to them. All I know is that they are funky and kind of cute. They are not my favorite illustrations, but they are unique enough to be interesting and catch your eyes. Suzy Lee has made illustrations that allow this book to be used in art classes as well as traditional reading to people/a child. There are colors that are not overly bouncing off the page, but they do have “life” to them. And the details are basic yet work for the (again publisher description) “layered” aspect to the overall theme/story.
Younger children might not be captured by the simplistic nature of things, but it is an all ages book. Early listeners can enjoy, beginning readers with help can read and slightly older readers can do solo.