Once Upon a Memory

Once Upon a Memory From bestselling author Nina Laden and bestselling illustrator Renata Liwska comes an enchanting imaginative story for fans of They All Saw a Cat Does a feather remember it once was a bird Does a boo

  • Title: Once Upon a Memory
  • Author: Nina Laden Renata Liwska
  • ISBN: 9780316208161
  • Page: 397
  • Format: Hardcover
  • From bestselling author Nina Laden and bestselling illustrator Renata Liwska comes an enchanting, imaginative story for fans of They All Saw a Cat.Does a feather remember it once was a bird Does a book remember it once was a word A boy is swept away to a world where fantasy and reality come together in surprising and playful ways From the cake that once was grain to theFrom bestselling author Nina Laden and bestselling illustrator Renata Liwska comes an enchanting, imaginative story for fans of They All Saw a Cat.Does a feather remember it once was a bird Does a book remember it once was a word A boy is swept away to a world where fantasy and reality come together in surprising and playful ways From the cake that once was grain to the ocean that once was rain, whimsical before and after scenes offer readers a peek at the world as seen through the eyes of a curious child.Nina Laden s poetic and cleverly woven text is perfectly paired with artist Renata Liwska s captivating illustrations.

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    1. Ever-adorable illustrations by Renata Liwska. A lovely book whose simplicity means its deep questions may catch you off-guard. "Does work remember it once was play?""Does love remember it once was new?""Does family remember it once was two?"

    2. Have you ever wondered how you started life? What about story, or a song? Everything has a beginning, but does everything remember what that beginning was? In "Once Upon A Memory" by Nena Laden we will talk about memories. We all have them. Some good and some bad, but we are reminded that we should always remember where we came from and who we once were.Opening Moves: Lay groundwork of to understand theme, activate background knowledge, personal connections, prompt to notice details, raise quest [...]

    3. I thought I would be reviewing a children's picture book. After all, both Nina Laden and Renata Liwska produce children's books.As I read it I saw myself reading in the circle of light cast by a low-watt lamp, a child snuggling under the covers as the words and pictures created a soft, comforting rhythm.I was seduced by Ms. Liwska's dreamy illustrations and Ms. Laden's deceptively simple lines. But look closer and you will see those drawings are underpinned by some dramatic pencil work and the w [...]

    4. A feather floating through a window sets in motion a boy’s curiosity about the world. He wonders whether a cakes, book, garden, and island remember their beginnings. One page opens with a question, such as “Does a statue remember it once was… and the opposite page reads the answer: “stone?” Laden’s verses leave gaps for the pictures to fill, and a sense of childlike wonder is reflected in both the text and images of Once Upon a Memory.Liwska’s beautiful hand sketchings were inspire [...]

    5. Once Upon a Memory” written by Nina Laden and illustrated by Renata Liwska is the warm story for children that talks about need to remember our past, of memories what was once and not forgetting all that has led us to today.The story starts when a feather will drift through one boy window starting his journey while he will follow magical feather to the fantasy world. On the way that is put in front of him, boy will meet cute animals while his story will be intertwined with motives of our memor [...]

    6. Opening Lines: Does a feather remember it once was a bird?Synopsis:The first double-paged spread is wordless. It is a a tender bedroom scene of a young boy surrounded by his stuffed animals when a gust of wind wafts a feather into the room. The pages continue with a series of questions about the nature of change and memory in nature and life. The real is transformed into fantasy as the animals participate in the before and after moments on the pages, where the reader takes a whimsical look at a [...]

    7. Lyrical and sweet, this lovely, gentle book invites the reader to pause and reflect. One could blow through it, feel only the surface of each sentiment. But this is one to savor, slowly, page by page.Between Laden’s lilting questions and Liwska’s soft images, alive with gesture and heart, the reader has been handed a complete experience in looking back. The preschool teacher at our school read it with her students. Young children are born storytellers and delighted in a book full of question [...]

    8. This is beautiful in so many ways. I love the illustrations. I love the remembering, especially where things came from. I love seeing things in a way of a boy's imagination. I love having both human and animal as characters. And the ending is great. But I'm not sure kids will connect to it the way teens and adults might. There is so much nostalgia and sweetness in this--is that over their head? I'm definitely going to try it in storytime. And lap-read of this will be such a tender experience. I [...]

    9. Maybe I need to add a shelf for quiet books?This one reminds me of A Hole is to Digan unusual concept book, and more for parents and family to share with children than just children on their own.But it is such a perfect book for sharing, and for those kids who DO wonder, and daydream, and ponder such things.Liwska's illustrations are soft, appealing, warm, winsome (something about the eyes) and full of lovely little details: the polka dot red mugs the little boy uses sitting in his chair, and so [...]

    10. Book that asks children to think about what things used to be like, think about the opposites of something. I like the idea of talking to children about the origins of certain things. The left side of the illustrations showed the young child looking at an item, the right side showed animals using the item before it became something. It would be interesting to also look at how animals vs people use things. I loved the endpapers - the author included a list of her (and the illustrator's?) favorite [...]

    11. This is a gorgeous and sweet book, in poetry, asking questions about remembering. A young boy, with his stuffed animals goes on an adventure, musing about different objects, both large and small, imagining their memories of “being”, all the way to the world. For example, “Does a cake remember it once was…grain? Does an ocean remember it once was…rain?” I imagine memories coming forth, in prose and in poetry, through using this book as a mentor text. Please find and read!

    12. AGE: Preschool-1st gradeLaden presents a valuable concept in a children's book: examining the origins of something. She looks at concrete things like a chair, and a cake, but she presents more abstract concepts such as an island (it once was unknown) and a book (once was a word). This would be a teacher's treasure once they found it for lessons on inventions or discussing imagination.

    13. What a lovely picture book illustration, tone, and sentiment. My reaction at the end was "awwww" and goosebumps. I can see using this as a mentor text/prompt for student imitative writing pieces. This is the kind of picture book I would buy as a gift for a new baby.

    14. A gentle book that shows us beginnings and endings.**Talking points - what are some of your earliest memories? Is there advice that you would give those just starting out in different areas of their lives?

    15. Sweet, contemplative book good for one on one readings with elementary students. Could even be used with upper elementary with the right set. Probably less suited to group readings.

    16. As the cover's soft drawing is peaceable, so, too, are the words inside. Nina Laden has poetically written a lullaby as well as a ponderable rhyming text. Ms. Laden begins with "Does a feather remember it once was" on the left page. The drawing, by Renata Liwska, shows a boy picking up a feather that has blown in to the room through an open window. On the right page of the open book reads, "a bird?" The drawing on this side shows birds in a barber shop getting a feather-cut, feathers on the floo [...]

    17. Once Upon a Memory by Nina Laden, illustrated by Renata Liwska - A number of years ago, I had a wonderful author visit day with the fantastic author Nina Laden and as we had some quiet time part way through the day, I asked her what future projects she was working on… We chatted about a YA book she was in the process of creating and editing and she enthusiastically brought up a poem that she wrote and was working with her editor on finding the ‘right fit’ illustrator for… Later in the ye [...]

    18. I fell head over heels in love with this book from my first glance at the cover – the entire cover – so flip this book over after you have studied the image above. A little bear watches a feather dangling from a squirrel’s fishing pole, thus introducing the book’s first charming line: “Does a feather remember it once was a bird?”Gentle rhyming couplets draw the reader through a wondrous, daydreaming journey that touches upon memory as well as natural and philosophical transitions. A [...]

    19. A memory blows in on the wind in the form of a feather that lands amongst a child and his toys. Following this quiet start, is a list of questions on whether each object remembers its origins. At first, the book starts with simple items like a book or chair, then progresses towards larger concepts such as night, and love. All of these are left for the child to ponder, and although the book's simple rhyme is an easy read for young children, the questions are of such a nature that a parent may nee [...]

    20. Once Upon a Memory by Nina Laden is a book about remembering what things and people once were. It starts off with a question whether a feather remembers that it was once a bird. Also that a Garden was once a pea. Towards the end the question of whether the reader will remember when they were a child. This gives the impression that a child should enjoy their childhood and look back to it when they are older. The theme in this book is appreciating the moment and living in the now. The book goes th [...]

    21. Synopsis: "When a feather drifts through a child's window, a magical journey begins. As the boy follows the feather, he is swept away to a world filled with adorable animals, where fantasy and reality come together in surprising and playful ways. From the cake that once was grain to the ocean that once was rain, whimsical "before" and "after" scenes offer readers a peek at the world as seen through the eyes of a curious child, ultimately asking the question, "What will you remember?"Nina Laden's [...]

    22. “Does a cake remember it once wasain? Does an ocean remember it once wasrain?” Once Upon a Memory, written by Nina Laden and illustrated by Renata Liwska beautifully combines lyrical language, rhyme and whimsical illustrations to create a moving book about memories. The personification of each object helps the reader enter a magical world of “before and after”. The structure of this story lends itself to guessing what words will come next, and even when the answers are unexpected, the pr [...]

    23. A little boy wonders about beginnings and ending or how things came into being. It all starts when a feather blows in through his window and he wonders if the feather remembers being a bird. From there he poses the same question to himself about many different things in his life. "Does a statue remember it once was a stone? Does an island remember it once was unknown?" Along with his forest friends, he explores the beginnings of his world in the repeated patterned phrase. He ends by asking, "Wil [...]

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