Looking For Yesterday by Alison Jay

If you have a tendency to get stuck in your best yesterdays, this book will motivate you to make your todays even better!

The illustrations are a joyful wonderland of dreamy adventure with serene colours and fuzzy edges. I love the spread where the boy examines a dark blue sky  through a shiny copper telescope and the text reflects that

….when you look at the stars you are looking at light from a million yesterdays.

There’s enough science in here to initiate a conversation about the speed of light, speed of sound, time travel and wormholes. Exciting vocabulary too, with such words as superluminal and hypersonic.

While on a quest to find yesterday, the boy’s grandad encourages him to cherish his memories. An open photo album becomes a magic carpet of sorts as they fly through grandad’s joyful memories. Then it turns into a paneless window through which they see more of his memories.

But most importantly grandad reminds him to embrace each new day as an adventure that can create a grander memory than yesterday.



INSTRUCTIONS: When you find a word, click on the first letter and slide over to the last letter, and click again! Find all the words!!

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Suggested age: Read aloud to 4+. Read by self 6+. Recommended for a confident reader.

Published by Old Barn Books, 2017.

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