My Old Friend, Then
by Katherine Davis-Gibbon
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 29 Nov 2021 | Archive Date 20 Mar 2022
Riverlet Press, Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Members' Titles
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 Note From the Publisher
Illustrated by Allie Daigle
"A philosophical, kid-friendly take on the rewards of being present."
"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
Average rating from 24 members
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.”