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There Was an Old Man Who Painted the Sky

by Teri Sloat
Illustrated by Stefano Vitale

One Potato Review

For those who like their divinities sweetened and light, here is one story of creation as witnessed by a girl who happened to stumble upon it painted across the ceilings of a Spanish cave. Who knows why they decided to write this in the cadence of There Was An Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly, but at least they got Stefano Vitale to do the art. This rendering – of moon and stars, day and night, animals and people – seems to jump out of the darkness, as it would do. Mythic or metaphor? You decide.