Before After

Before After

Everyone knows that a tiny acorn into a mighty oak grows, and a caterpillar emerges into a butterfly. But in this book, it's also true that a cow can result in both a bottle of milk and a painting of a cow, and an ape in a jungle may become an urban King Kong. Just as day turns into night and back again, a many-tiered cake is both created and eaten down to a single piece. Each spread or sequence of spreads explores a before and after.

Title:Before After
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780763676216
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    Before After Reviews

  • Hilary

    A really nice idea for a book, I had high expectations and loved the look of the illustrations against the black on the cover. Inside I felt the illustrations were not so striking, I liked the idea of...

  • Danger

    This was sitting on the coffee table. Roommate got it from the library to show to her 4-year-old daughter, I guess. I needed to kill a few minutes. I picked it up. And I'm glad that I did. For a book ...

  • Dani ?? Perspective of a Writer

    Check out more picture book reviews @ Perspective of a Writer...Only through graphic illustrations the order of things is explored in a big book of pictures. When I picked this book up in the library ...

  • Paula

    WOW. I have been a big fan of wordless books ever since a kindergartner sat me down and read Korgi to me, constructing the story entirely from the pictures.This book, in two-page spreads, asks the rea...

  • Abigail

    Artists and picture-book co-creators Anne-Margot Ramstein and Matthias Arégui examine the nature of time in this boldly illustrated wordless concept book. Each before & after pair, whether on the two...

  • Maximilian Lee

    I think this book was very inspiring because I think the Author was very flexible with "before & after". I especially liked the moon, then sun in the beginning, and the sun , then moon in the end of h...

  • Kimberly

    Wowwww. This book is awesome. I was expecting it to be cool but I wasn't expecting to chuckle or have little gasps of delight when I realized what the illustrators were getting at. Some are a bit sad,...

  • KC

    A wonderfully big wordless book of before and after illustrations. My favorite is the lush jungle where the monkey is climbing a tree and then the monkey climbing a skyscraper. ...

  • Gwen the Librarian

    A gorgeous, high-concept, wordless picture book. It brought me to tears on the exhibit floor at ALA. Each image suggests a before and after. A caterpillar on a leaf in one image, a fatter caterpillar ...

  • Jason

    Lovely illustrations, clever, thought-provoking. It would be so fun to sit down with a small child and discuss what before and after means for each pair.I like how they occasionally return to elements...