Poetry Friday: Once Upon a Memory

Does a feather remember it once was a bird?

Does a book remember it once was a word?

Nina Laden’s Once Upon a Memory uses beautifully poetic text to explore the concept of memory. The soft watercolor illustrations invite the reader into the imaginary world of a a little boy populated with animals and a sense of wonder.

Much more poem than prose, there is no real story here but the question and answer format leads the reader to think about the world in a slightly different way. It reminded me very much of one of my favorite book poems for kids, A Sock is a Pocket for Your Toes.

Poetry Friday is hosted this week by A Year of Reading.  And don’t forget that April is National Poetry Month!   Do you have plans to celebrate?

3 thoughts on “Poetry Friday: Once Upon a Memory

  1. This book would definitely make a great pairing with A Sock is a Pocket For Your Toes!

    Check out Jama’s blog (Jama’s Alphabet Soup) for a listing of all of the Poetry Month projects around the Kidlitosphere…or at least the PF corner of it!!

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