My Old Friend, Then

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Pub Date 29 Nov 2021 | Archive Date 20 Mar 2022
Riverlet Press, Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Members' Titles

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Description

A child ponders ... who is her best, most loyal friend? Is it her constant companion, Then, who regales her with extravagant stories of their shared past and imagined future? Or is it precious, patient Now, with whom she sensitively explores each new moment that unfolds?

My Old Friend, Then explores mindfulness the same way that kids approach life: with curiosity, humor, and unspoiled sincerity. Pairing accessible, relatable language with vivid, quirky illustrations, this book invites readers to share in a young girl's journey as she grapples with the trappings—and delights in the boundless potential--of her own brilliant mind.

A child ponders ... who is her best, most loyal friend? Is it her constant companion, Then, who regales her with extravagant stories of their shared past and imagined future? Or is it precious...


A Note From the Publisher

Illustrated by Allie Daigle

Softcover 978173795614

Illustrated by Allie Daigle

Softcover 978173795614


Advance Praise

"A philosophical, kid-friendly take on the rewards of being present."
Kirkus Reviews

"Through the familiar metaphor of friendship, this alluring picture book reminds readers that the present is just as important as the past and future, and has just as much to teach us. Simple language helps make this complex message accessible to young readers, and the soft, dreamy watercolor and pencil illustrations glow with color and magic."
- The Children's Book Review

"A philosophical, kid-friendly take on the rewards of being present."
Kirkus Reviews

"Through the familiar metaphor of friendship, this alluring picture book reminds readers that the present is just...


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I think this is a book that could be read throughout the years of school. It’s a great start for mindfulness in lower elementary school, and as kids grow, it can be used to talk about how and when to be with “now” instead of “then,” or how “then” can help you with “now.”

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