When You Were New

(illus. Lenny Wen; HarperCollins 2023)

"Each beautiful spread complements the different experiences, right down to a closing wall of photos that telescopes into the future and shows other landmark moments this family will face. This is a wonderful picture book to share in a unit on families…. VERDICT: A quietly joyful look at the passing of time, noted in small moments, that teaches mindfulness as well as the bonds of familial love."School Library Journal

"The everyday moments, aside from a beach visit and car trip, are low or no cost, offering reminders of how the most special memories can stem from the ordinary. Relaxed reading on the couch, tea parties, and picnics are the treasures here. Soft illustrations in a warm palette, portraying only the parents, child, and dog, give an intimate depiction of this tightknit family and their loving bonds."―Kirkus Reviews

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