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Once Upon a Twice

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  • Posted August 26, 2009

    Once Upon a Twice

    unashamedly literary and yet easily understood by children of all ages, thanks to Barry Moser's beautiful illustrations, Denise Doyen has dared to reach beyond the ordinary and create a work of art.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 26, 2009

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    Wow! This book is MAGIC!

    I've been waiting for this book after seeing the starred reviews in Kirkus and other pretty tough journals. And then hearing a general buzz starting around the kidlit watercoolers (make that the blogosphere) that a great looking, great sounding, picture book was coming down the pike.

    And now it's here... and, wow!

    Riproaring, fun-to-say nonsense phrases, but still a clear exciting story (that will just be a blast to read out loud) and drop-dead gorgeous pictures; Barry Moser's best imagined kid's book yet, really. The blues! the blacks! the menacing gold eyes! The stealthy yellow moon! The text is great by itself. The illustrations are great by themselves. But together, together, this is MAGIC! Gets my 5 stars. (And hey, I love moon books.)

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 27, 2009

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    Exquisite & Magical

    A beautiful and beautifully written classic-in-the-making. I found myself rooting for Jam on his daring journey, and then holding my breath when things go awry. This delightful gem is sure to captivate young readers' imaginations as they experience the joy of discovering the story's multiple facets with each successive read.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2009

    Stunning! Writing and illustrations of "Once Upon a Twice."

    Children will love the delicious word play and breathlessly await
    the conclusion of Jam's adventure.

    Denise Doyen is a wordsmith! 5 stars for this brilliant evocative tale
    that kids can truly identify with.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2009

    Go no further!

    I can't wait to read this book to my nieces! It is an amazing tale that makes full use of inventive word-twists and beautiful visuals. As much fun for the reader, as for the listener. With so many picture books out there to chose from, this is the one not to miss!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 30, 2009

    Read-A-Loud Perfection

    I just read "Once Upon A Twice" to my 4 year old niece and 9 year old nephew. Let me re-phrase that: I just read and then, re-read "Once Upon A Twice" to my young niece and nephew. I had heard (through various grapevines) that this was the perfect book to read out loud and that it was chock-full of wonderful words (real and made-up), beautiful imagery and magical illustrations. But I had no idea just how much fun it would be to actually read it out loud to my young audience or that we would all delight so much in immediately re-reading it. "Once Upon A Twice" has all the elements to become a children's classic. It is a book to be treasured by young and old alike!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 17, 2009

    My new favorite word is...

    ..."Scoutaprowl". But then, what about "riskarascal in repose"? Or wait, my new favorite word is "whispercroon", or...or is it "shining dewels"?
    Doyen's evocative poetry coupled with Barry Moser's suspenseful imagery-- what's not to love?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2012

    Gg

    Cool

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  • Posted September 29, 2009

    You Will Find Yourself:

    Reading Once Upon A Twice.

    Rereading Once Upon A Twice.

    Putting Once Upon A Twice on your shelf, then taking it down before bedtime to read in bed with the lights turned low and the wind pulling at your curtains.

    Murmuring the rhymes under your breath, unaware that you are doing so.

    Walking to the rhythm of the language.

    Buying a copy of Once Upon A Twice for your children, and all of your friends, and all of your friends' children.

    What are you waiting for?

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