Once Upon Another Time [hc]
Written by Charles Ghigna and Matt Forrest Esenwine & illustrated by Andrés F. Landazábal
Once upon another time,
the world was young and new.
If you want to know this world,
there's something you can do...
With sweeping landscapes and up-close details of the natural world, Once Upon Another Time takes readers through a lyrical exploration of the world as it was before humans made their mark. Contrasting the past with the present, this expansive picture book serves as a warm invitation for children- and all people- to appreciate, explore, and protect the magic and wonder of this planet we call home. 40 pages
"The suggestions (e.g., to breathe in the same air the dinosaurs breathed, to play in puddles, to put down screens and look up at the clouds) are active, mindful, and free activities that focus on difference senses. They include activities that can be done alone or with family and friends. VERDICT: For Earth Day shelves, but all year around. It's a near-perfect way to remind children of all their planet has to offer." -School Library Journal (Kindergarten-Grade 2)
"The luminous, peaceful illustrations depicting an era before buildings, cars, and modern technology contrast sharply with those depicting our busy, cramped, and almost too-loud present day. The rhyming text perfectly complements the art, encouraging readers to disconnect from the everyday devices that consume our days and explore this other time by stepping out into the nature that is all around us." -Booklist (Kindergarten-Grade 2)
March 2, 2021