Published by Clarion Books
Summary: “Today, I am at my gramma’s house, high on the hill, amongst the blueberry bushes. And also…I am remembering camping with Mama.” The author tells and shows how she, her mother, and her grandmother are all remembering past days even while they are enjoying the present one. The past is shown with purple hues, while the illustrations of the present have a more colorful palette. The narrator concludes with a picture of her as an adult writing at her desk, while she remembers her childhood days. These illustrations have swaths of color going through the purple pictures of the past. Includes a recipe for blueberry ink. 32 pages; ages 4-8.
Pros: This meditation on the past and present would make a nice prompt for writing about a memory. The illustrations help distinguish the past from the present and the variation in the colors show how alive people and places can be in our memories.
Cons: The switch between past and present may be confusing to some kids.
March 22, 2022 at 03:47PM Janet Dawson