Before, Now


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$19.99  $18.59
Rocky Pond Books
Publish Date
10.0 X 9.9 X 0.5 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

Daniel Salmieri is the #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator of Dragons Love Tacos and numerous other picture books, and the author/illustrator of the critically acclaimed Bear and Wolf. His editorial illustrations can be seen in The New Yorker and The New York Times. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and young son.


★ "Employing a quiet, unadorned narrative voice and softly burnished colored pencil illustrations, Salmieri muses about how life is made up of paradoxes and opposites. . . This intergenerational portrait slowly suggests the way moments can provide anchors and recur--it's a 'whoa' kind of idea pitched at just the right level for the target audience." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

★ "Salmieri delivers a moving intergenerational story using opposites as its central conceit . . . [with] an immensely satisfying, full-circle conclusion." --Horn Book, starred review

"A series of moments, mundane and meaningful, capture the wonder of a life well lived . . . This play between text and illustration will engage young readers, while the journey through familiar beats of life is sure to tug at caretakers' heartstrings . . . This meditation on the patterns of life shines with reminders of what we carry with us as we grow." --Kirkus

"The colored-pencil-on-paper artwork employs a full palette of mostly muted hues displayed on richly textured full-page spreads. A satisfying look at a life well lived." --Booklist