Review: Once Upon Our Planet

Once upon a time there was a planet. Our planet. A place of mysterious beauty, filled with heat and ice, forests and deserts, creatures of all shapes and sizes.

If you love whimsy and wonder in your short stories, Once Upon Our Planet is a perfect pick.

The book has twelve gorgeous stories about life, nature and the world — fiction intertwined with splashes of mythology and legends by internationally best-selling author Vita Murrow.

Read the story of the North Wind, where Bo the giant must venture across the lands to blow the first breaths of winter in the south. Read the tale of two suns and find out how two became one. 

Each story is based around nature, seasons, the environment and our planet. Each takes you on a fantastical adventure, but each has elements of the real, making you wonder… could this be true?

This is a lovely book for bedtime shares. It will spark imagination and wonder. Its beautiful and warming.

The stunning illustrations by Aitch will have you running your hands over the pages. Deep colours and whimsical creatures add to the vibrancy of the stories. And they’re there with every page turn, bringing a special magic to this storytelling experience.

With a lovely thick hard cover, the book is one to last the test of time. It’s textured and speckled with gold — hard to walk by without reaching for it.

Once Upon Our Planet will bring special moments into your life. If you’re looking for something unique to share with your kids, this one is for you.

Title: Once Upon Our Planet
Author: Vita Murrow
Illustrator: Aitch
Publisher: Magic Cat, $34.99
Publication Date: 2 June 2021
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781913520083
For ages: 4+
Type: Junior Fiction

July 31, 2021 at 03:52AM Shaye Wardrop