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Once Upon a Twice by Denise Doyen
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Nov 25, 09

bookshelves: picture-books, art-medium-watercolor, read-alouds
Read in November, 2009

I really wanted to fall in love with this book, with its Jabberwocky-inspired verse and illustrations by the accomplished Barry Moser, but I fell short of elation. Props to the illustrations for their dark-night feel and the fact that eyes will appear out of the shadows if you look long enough. But I guess when it comes to verse, it felt like a strain to tell this story in Jabberwocky rhythm but with different words. However, with the right reader, this could be a fun readaloud.
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message 1: by Tamara (new)

Tamara I keep thinking of the Jabberwocky's from America's Best Dance Crew. Ah, maybe I should cut back on the TV. :)


Becky Hahaha! Yes, even they took their name from somewhere! :)


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