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All the World's a Stage

3.97  ·  Rating Details ·  29 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
This is young William,
His mind all ablaze,
Who stays up all night
Writing poems and plays.
And this is a book, unforgettable and wise, that applauds inspiration, creation, story, and the world and works of William Shakespeare.

Illustrated by Caldecott Honor artist Anita Lobel, All the World's a Stage pays tribute to the act of turning words into art.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 15th 2003 by HarperCollins (first published April 1st 2003)
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Lilac Mohr
Sep 23, 2016 Lilac Mohr rated it liked it
Shelves: read-alouds
This was a fun picture book to read after the kids had already become familiar with some of Shakespeare's works (by reading "Shakespeare's Stories for Young Readers", a number of illustrated retellings, and watching BBC Animated Shakespeare series). Each page has a character from a play, so the kids were very excited to see the ones they were familiar with ("We know this one!").
Natalie Brockmeier
Feb 26, 2015 Natalie Brockmeier rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed all the world's a stage. I think the illustrations are great as well as it's a light and simplistic take on an often daunting task of understanding Shakespeare.
This could be a great read aloud story for children in grades third through fifth. This is a poem book with a little section of each page dedicated to a certain Shakespeare play and the other section is a repetition of all the pages previously. The repetition aspect shows a way that the children could enjoy getting invol
Feb 23, 2015 Kimberly rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
Personal response: This is a great little poetry book that simplifies Shakespeare's most popular plays. The way the author connects the short poems together to form one long story is very creative!

Purpose: Great introduction to Shakespeare's plays and characters. This is presented in such a fun and intriguing way with wonderful snapshot illustrations with lots of color. This is also a good starting poetry book for children because it is fun and the illustrations are bright and colorful. For cur
Apr 05, 2015 Naomi rated it it was amazing
Awesome and creative young children's book introducing to Shakespeare. Breakdown of his plays with a "glossary" including the cast of characters of the plays discussed in the storyline. Just really ingenious. Illustrations complimented the writing well.
Ling Juan
Oct 04, 2008 Ling Juan rated it liked it
This book is about William Shakespeare. It is written in a poem form.
Cheryl Kays
Nov 28, 2012 Cheryl Kays rated it really liked it
This is an informational book that provides colorful illustrations to describe the world created by William Shakespeare.
Michelle Gray
Using a "House that Jack Built" format, we take a quick trip through Shakespeare's plays. It was an interesting way to tie them together and the illustrations were colorful.
Jun 13, 2015 Shelli rated it really liked it
All the World’s Stage is a cumulative tale and a fun read aloud, that introduces young readers to William Shakespeare and some of his famous works.
Sally Kilpatrick
I know, I know. It's a children's book. If I'd known this one was out there when my kids were into picture books, I probably would've bought this one. Think of Silly Sally meets. . . . Shakespeare.
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