Once upon a time there was and will be so much more

Johanna Schaible

Book - 2021

"Hundreds of millions of years ago, land took shape. Millions of years ago, dinosaurs lived on Earth. Thousands of years ago, people built towering pyramids. Ten years ago, the landscape looked different. A month ago, it was still summer. A minute ago, the light was turned off. Now! Make a wish! What will you be doing in a week? How will you celebrate your birthday next year? What will you discover when you are older? What will hold you in awe forever? Moving inexorably from an age primeval... into a future filled with questions, Johanna Schaible brings her beautiful collage artwork to an exploration of time that melds a conceptual vision with a physical one. With each page turn, the pages gradually become smaller-showing more and more borders from the past-until they reach the present moment, then grow larger again as time expands into a future full of possibilities"--

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Subjects
Genres
Children's stories
Picture books
Published
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Studio, an imprint of Candlewick Press 2021.
Language
English
Physical Description
1 volume of unnumbered pages : colour illustrations ; 27 cm
Audience
Ages 5-9
ISBN
9781536222135
1536222135
Main Author
Johanna Schaible (author)
Other Authors
Johanna/ Schaible Schaible, Johanna (ILT) (-)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Take a journey from the distant past into a future to be imagined with this gorgeous debut picture book whose gradated pages reflect the passage of time.

Hundreds of millions of years ago, land took shape. Millions of years ago, dinosaurs lived on Earth. Thousands of years ago, people built towering pyramids. Ten years ago, the landscape looked different. A month ago, it was still summer. A minute ago, the light was turned off. Now! Make a wish! What will you be doing in a week? How will you celebrate your birthday next year? What will you discover when you are older? What will hold you in awe forever? Moving inexorably from an age primeval into a future filled with questions, Johanna Schaible brings her beautiful collage artwork to an exploration of time that melds a conceptual vision with a physical one. With each page turn, the pages gradually become smaller—showing more and more borders from the past—until they reach the present moment, then grow larger again as time expands into a future full of possibilities.