Once upon another time by Matt Forrest Essenwine and Charles Ghigna
Ill by Andrés F. Landazábal. Beaming Books, 2021, 32 p. 277 words.
With lyrical text, playful rhyme, and vivid illustrations, this book compares the world ‘before one human step was taken’ to the world of concrete buildings and street traffic. Illustrations contrast pristine landscapes with modern cityscapes.
Then, in a tribute to the natural world, the reader is encouraged to get outside, breathe the air, taste the rain and watch the cloud ballet in the sky.
“Once upon another time, the world was young and new. If you want to know this world, there’s something you can do.”