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Looking For Yesterday

Written by Alison Jay

Illustrated by Alison Jay

Looking For Yesterday Synopsis

How can tomorrow ever be as good as today? Afraid of tomorrow, a little boy puts all his scientific knowledge to use in an attempt to turn back time and stay in the wonderful past. Luckily, his grandfather discovers him exploring the wormholes in the garden, trying to find a way back - and by showing him the photos of some of his wonderful past experiences, reassures the boy that there is plenty to look forward to and that every day gives the chance for a new adventure. Nominated for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2018.

Looking For Yesterday Press Reviews

'...quite simply one of the most beautiful picture books I have pulls gently at your heart strings... For anyone who has ever been blessed enough to have an inspirational person in their lives, you will appreciate the nostalgia explored in this story, whilst memories are so important, it's today that matters most! I just loved it.' - TheBookActivist

Book Information

ISBN: 9781910646403
Publication date: 5th July 2018
Author: Alison Jay
Illustrator: Alison Jay
Publisher: Old Barn Books
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 32 pages

About Alison Jay

Alison Jay's distinctive artwork style has been garnering awards for children's book illustration for 30 years now. Here, for the first time, she mixes her 'crackle glaze' nostalgic style with the more 'now' feel of gouache as we switch from past to present and back again. Alison's early career in animation can be glimpsed in the swooping movement of the artwork and the signature detail of the scenes, giving plenty to look at and discuss time and time again.

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