Once Upon a Time There Was and Will Be So Much More

£9.99

Once Upon a Time There Was and Will Be So Much More. Thereafter, can you imagine ‘billions of years ago’ to a time when ‘land took shape’? Joanna Schaible, Swiss collage artist, shows us with a full sized, double page of meteors and flames.

However, millions of years ago’ when ‘dinosaurs lived on Earth‘ is rather more proximate to our time. Therefore, the artist cuts the page size down. We see pterodactyl reach above straining brachiosaurus in a harsh, night lit landscape. What about an hour ago? Then again, what about now?

Through offering a sentence description for each time/ era/ age and thereafter scaling the page sizes down, we’ve an idea of the distance of time. Then again the colours of each double page change as though there’s a dawning. Furthermore, each description makes us do the work. Therefore, when the artist offers ‘One hundred years ago, a journey took a long time’, we are treated to a lonely steam ship distant upon a deep blue ocean.

Bookwagon is awed by the mastery, concept and immediacy of information and understanding of this picture book. Therefore, we recommend Once Upon a Time There Was and Will Be So Much More highly for home reading and lingering upon, and then for schools, too.

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Once Upon a Time There Was and Will Be So Much More

Johanna Schaible

(Walker Studio)

Can you imagine time’s passing? Is it possible that you could see seconds become minutes?  Thereafter, what of ‘millions of years ago’ when ‘dinosaurs lived on Earth‘? Swiss collage artist Johanna Schaible demonstrates time through a 3-D shaped picture book in which the diminishing components are experienced as smaller pages. For example, we arrive at a small page to show the present. However, it’s a larger size page to represent the period when ‘people built some very large things‘ some ‘thousands of years ago‘. What’s more the ‘very large things‘ are shown as the pyramids of Giza.
While  I Used to Be a Fish demonstrates human development, this picture book seeks to show life on Earth in an almost tangible way. What’s more, like Who Makes a Forest?, there’s a factual, pictorial evolution. Then again, the creator’s text is brief and direct, only a sentence description in fact. It seems the pictures and pages of Once Upon a Time There Was and Will Be So Much More do all the work. It means the concept hits home directly. Thereafter we understand how fleeting a moment is against the vastness of land taking shape, ‘billions of years ago’.
Bookwagon is awed by Once Upon a Time There Was and Will Be So Much More. Not only is the presentation unique, but it fascinates and educates.

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