One Day, the End.: Short, Very Short, Shorter-Than-Ever Stories (Hardcover)

Short, Very Short, Shorter-Than-Ever Stories

By Rebecca Kai Dotlich, Fred Koehler (Illustrator)

Boyds Mills Press, 9781620914519, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 6, 2015

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Description

A Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Picture Book Honor Book

"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.


About the Author

Rebecca Kai Dotlich has loved stories for as long as she can remember. She is the author of When Riddles Come Rumbling and Lemonade Sun, among other titles. Her poetry and picture books have won various honors, including the Golden Kite Honor Award. She lives near Indianapolis, Indiana, and gives presentations and poetry workshops across the country. rebeccakaidotlich.com Fred Koehler wrote and illustrated his first book, titled Archie the Shoestring, at age seven, and has been doodling and writing stories ever since. His debut picture book, How to Cheer Up Dad, was inspired by a coffee-shop standoff with his two-year-old son. He lives with his two spirited kids in Lakeland, Florida. freddiek.com
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