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One Day, The End: Short, Very Short, Shorter-Than-Ever Stories

“One day...I went to school. I came home. The end," says our storyteller — a girl with a busy imagination and a thirst for adventure. The art tells a fuller tale of calamity on the way to school and an unpredictably happy ending. The genius of this picture book is that each illustration captures multiple, unexpected, and funny storylines as the narrator tells her shorter-than-ever stories, ending with “One day...I wanted to write a book." An original and incredibly deep combination of text and art invites readers to make up stories of their own.

For more books to imaginative Mighty Girls to tell their stories, check out our blog Fantastic Adventures and Amazing Tales: Encouraging Creative Writing and Storytelling.

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"Nine "shorter-than-ever" stories of a dozen words or less become considerably more sophisticated when readers delve into Koehler's dynamic cartoon illustrations. While brief, the text plays an integral role in each story....These very short stories are ideal for sharing, providing opportunities for word recognition and writing prompts, dialogic reading, and narrative discussion." — Gaye Hinchliff, School Library Journal

Product Details

Recommended Age 3 - 8
Author Rebecca Kai Dotlich
Illustrator Fred Koehler
ISBN 1620914514
Publication Date Oct 6, 2015
Publisher Boyds Mills Press
Language English