Is Was

Is Was

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Explore the connections found in nature in this simply stunning picture book that explores the idea of change, both big and small.

This sky is
the same sky that was blue,
and now is
spilling down in drips and drops…
until rainclouds pass…


Over the course of one day, a small child experiences the way the natural world changes from sun to rain and from day to night as things transform from is to was in this breathtaking book.

Title:Is Was
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781534475106
Format Type:

    Is Was Reviews

  • Moonkiszt

    Featured in a grandma reads session.A very simple book about the present and the past all resting in those two simple words, "is" and "was". . . .honestly, the synthesis between the words and the art ...

  • Jillian Heise

    The stunningly gorgeous illustrations are the star of this picture book that looks at change, loss, hope, nature, and the things that stay the same and ground us. ...

  • Stephanie Lucianovic

    Beautiful, thought-provoking, and profound. Classic Deborah Freedman!...

  • Tonja Drecker

    With gorgeous illustrations, the change from 'is' to 'was' is introduced through nature in a way which keeps boredom away.The difference between is and was is presented in these pages through changes ...

  • Margie

    On any given day, moment to moment, change is happening all around us. Some of the transformations are so subtle, it is the following day before we recognize them. Other shifts announce themselves in ...

  • Erin Buhr

    It is rare that a completely unique book falls into your lap, but this new one by Deborah Freedman is quite original. The concept is simple - she is introducing readers to the difference between IS an...

  • Ms. Jaimes

    Deborah Freedman's illustrations are irresistible to me. (See Blue Chicken.) I had to stop again and again while reading Is Was to savor the pictures. They're exquisite. I'm also glad I read it aloud ...

  • Lisa D

    What a beautiful book! Loved it!...

  • Sarah

    I love everything about this beautiful book. It's a read aloud choice that will lead to great conversation with students....

  • Tasha

    Throughout a day in a meadow, readers will explore what is happening now and then what also was. The sky is blue until the rain comes. The rain was falling and now is puddles for animals to sip from. ...