Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Wednesday Wow!

Wow! I. Love. This. Book. Well, I love the book below called Once Upon a Memory! One of the things I like about Amazon, but is very dangerous to my budget, is this section ...

I usually want to get every one of the books frequently bought together AND the books that also bought. I can't do that! I DID buy this book and WOW!
Click on the picture if you want to
check it out on Amazon!

This book is fill with beautiful touchable pictures and wonders. Renata Liwska's illustrations are whimsical, soft and have a beautiful dreamlike quality. My students were mesmerized by the simple text that had them to wondering about the memories of other common things such as...

So we made our own book inspired by Nina Laden's text. Here are a few pages...

Doesn't this crack you up? "Does Pluto remember it once was a planet?"

Our class book is gorgeous and usually at someone's desk. Once Upon a Memory is usually on someone's desk too! Did I mention there are six beautiful owls hidden among the pages? There are lots of other surprises that will make  you either say "awe," or "wow"...Really!
Want some more WOWs? Head over to Curious Firsties and see who else has linked up. Even better link up yourself and share your wow from the week!


  1. WOW! I have never heard of the book, it sounds wonderful! I love, love, love your class book! I'm like you, I get on Amazon and then before you know it my cart is overflowing.
    I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

  2. This book looks amazing! I'm off to check it out (and probably add it to my cart!). :)

  3. Oh my!! I am so glad you linked up with this book! It looks so good. I am going to pin this activity. Thank you so much!

  4. I love your class book idea. Poor Pluto. :)
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  5. I'm off to find this book. Thanks Jenny.


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