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Once Upon a Book

By Mary Krawczyk, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Beautiful, vibrant celebration of imagination and stories.

Girl with pink glasses and pigtails steps into a book page filled with colorful tropical birds, foliage, and flowers.

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This beautifully illustrated picture book is a celebration of books and imagination. In Once Upon a Story, readers -- just like Alice -- will find their moods lifted by the power of reading and stories. There's so much to enjoy and savor in this book. Rhythmic text and repeated phrases along with complex, vibrant illustrations make it a joy to read aloud and share repeatedly. Alice's adventures in various environments will spark readers' curiosity. Readers will also enjoy the details in the illustrations, including the way Alice's dress blends into each environment. They can look for the white rabbit on each page, along with the main character's name, a hat tip to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

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