U is for upon

These two books have that little something that make them stand out among all the others.

Is it that once upon …hook?

Once Upon a Rainy Day

By Edouard Manceau

first published in French as C’est l’Histoire d’une Histoire 

translated by Christelle Morelli and Susan Ourlou

This is the story of a story which always happens on sunny days. On rainy days, it becomes a totally different story as none of the characters go out. This explains their absence from the illustrations.

Once Upon  a Memory

by Nina Laden and illustrated by Renata Liwska

Through beautiful heartwarming illustrations, a child wonders if what he sees remembers what it once was. A fuzzy, cozy story!