Once Upon a Twice [ epub / Pdf ] ✓ Denise Doyen
Stanzas were uatrains with an AAAB rhyme scheme I love this author s uniue voice diction and syntax but this debut book is a little too difficult for kids I felt myself skimming at the end and had to really concentrate to finish The illustrations are beautifully done In her picture book debut which follows the story f young mouse rebel named Jam and his night time adventures under a bright full moon Denis Doyen crafts a cautionary tale in poetic language that will delight readers with its tongue tripping creativity Words are cobbled to words and something new the ui etiuette f proper nocturnal mouse behavior the preycautions necessary for small creatures to stay safe is created The tripping narrative is accompanied by artist Barry Moser s darkly dramatic illustrations which capture the sense f danger that builds throughout the story culminating in Jam s waterside confrontation with a snakeI enjoyed the wordplay in Once Upon a Twice including the title itself I enjoyed the rhythm and rhyme f the text and I enjoyed the lovely illustrations Despite all f this enjoyment however I didn t come away with the feeling that this was a book I d want to read again and again Perhaps the conclusion Bases Loaded of the story don t go exploring and do what you re toldr terrible things will happen to you had something to do with it r perhaps this simply suffered from being compared to another rhyming picture book I read at the same time Margaret Mahy s delightful Bubble Trouble
Whatever The Case May the case may and despite its undeniable virtues this ne is just not destined to be a personal favoriteStill I truly did appreciate the creativity f Doyen s text and recommend that readers particularly children who love poetry and wordplay pick it up and decide for themselves What wondrous fun with words this playsMice hide beneath the moon strous raysDoyen and Moser duet amazeA book worth reading thrice twice Jam goes En to the brave mouse Jam when he breaks the rules and goes for a moonlit adventure against the advice f the elder miceAward winning illustrator Barry Moser has created a dark and vivid mouse world to complem. The title is the best thing about this book I love itThe illustrations f the moon and water and foliage were lovely the snakes and turtles and frogs were nice too but I didn t like the way the mice were drawnThe story just didn t do it for me The message f a warning not to take stupid risks seems as though it should work kay enough but I don t like the way it was told and I wasn t wild about the poetry that makes up the storyI see that I m very much in the minority here Perhaps it was my mood when I read it I d give it another
try but there are too many ther books I d rather read Unlike but there are too many ther books I d rather read Unlike sister who unfairly gave this book nly 2 stars I love this piece Lyrical poetry with beautiful language even the nonsense words which I prefer to call
DERIVED WORDS TONE THAT S JUST RIGHT NICE THEME words tone that s just right nice theme development beautiful illustrations What could you ask for How about a teaching connection This is perfect for teaching context clues with upper elementary and middle school students Give students the derived words n index cards prior to reading and have them predict the meaning from the clues they find within the words themselves scoutaprowl runtunnel etc Read the book aloud maybe even twicethen let them decide from the full context runtunnel etc Read the book aloud maybe even twicethen let them decide from the full context their predictions were accurate Ask them to substitute a synonymous word r phrase for each Fantastic Post Office 03 of the derived words Read the book again with the substitutions Discuss whether the book is better with the derived wordsr their substitutions I would venture that the verdict will be unanimous in favor Tim Crouch of Doyen s beautiful wordplay Close by reading theriginal ne time because nce just isn t enough for Once upon a Twice It definitely skewed toward the Drawing the Human Head older picture book age which normally I m fine with but I felt that there were so many made up words it was hard to read aloud With her subseuent book The Pomegranate Witch there were fewer made up words Mostf the. A cautionary tale for mice reminiscent Twin Block Functional Therapy: Applications in Dentofacial Orthopedics of Carroll’s Jabberwocky Out in thepen in the clearWhere any wisenmouse would fearJam licks his paw he grooms an earAnd never hears approaching hisssss What will happ. Gainst the advice DIY Projects for the Self-Sufficient Homeowner: 25 Ways to Build a Self-Reliant Lifestyle of his elders and decides to take a moonlit walk In doing so he findsut that the warnings they made were for a good reason the world can be a dangerous placeDoyen uses a fun rhythmic language and made up words reminiscent f Lewis Carrol r Dr Seuss I enjoyed the poetry f the book but not as much as the illustrations They were rich and dark conveying the sense f fear and the risks that Jam was taking However this book may be a little to dark r scary this book may be a little to dark r scary some children Cute but a total Jabberwocky rip ff Fantastic wordplay reminiscent f jabberwocky Would be great for reading aloud I can take r leave the cautionary tale but maybe the
POINT IS THAT THE DANGEROUS NEAR is that the dangerous near make for a great story to tell the young uns I like to have fun with wordplay nonsense verse and rhyme At times I have come up with some rather brilliant snatchets But to weave it all together in a meaningful poetic and well paced narrative that tells a great story takes mastery And Denise Doyen shows it in spades with Once Upon A Twice Her nonsense defines itself You find yourself speaking this new language that you understand perfectly well And it teaches a great lesson Jamagination can be a good thing but you don t want to let it runscurry away with you Once again it was the intriguing title and incredible cover art that first grabbed me Barry Moser s cool night shadows with just enough warm light painted the world f Jam Boy perfectlyIt must be read aloud Sure that is true f most every warm light painted the world f Jam Boy perfectlyIt must be read aloud Sure that is true Livin de Life of most every book It is especially truef this Aeralis one Have fun with the wordplay the meter and the lyrical uality And then do it again I intend to Reminds mef Jabberwocky with the made up words in this poem I read it to 4 year Be CentsAble: How to Cut Your Household Budget in Half olds and they could figure the storyut from the pictures Wonderful illustrations It was hard to read Academic Inbreeding and Mobility in Higher Education: Global Perspectives out loud the first time It could be used to study word play and teach poetic verse for. Ent this cautionary tale fullf clever nonsense words and rhyming prose that will keep kids Radio Crackling, Radio Gone on the edgef their seatsBook Details Format Hardcover Publication Date 8252009 Pages 32 Reading Level Age 5 and Up.