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Preview — All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon
All the World
It is there.
It is everywhere.
All the world is right where you are.
Following a circle of family and friends through the course of a day from morning till night, this book affirms the importance of all things great and small in our world, from the tiniest shell on the beach, to warm family connections, to the widest sunset sky
As I said in my mention last week, All the World is a work of epic beauty inside a pict...more
Frazee's pictures, done in colored pencil, are soft and lovely, describing a day on the seashore for several groups of people. In many of the scences, Frazee cleverly draws, way off in the distance, the next place that will be visited close-up in the succeeding pages. My favorite picture of all is that gorgeous 2-page spread, done in purple, gray, black and p...more
Once again, there is a kind of switching between complementary and counterpoint illustrations in this book that is unusual for today's author-...more
There's diversity in the pictures, that mirrors the message well. I love the scenes, the settings. I find myself wanting to visit this village, this place, and join in with these happy people who are my neighbors so that I m...more
Usually I think Frazee’s illustrations of people are somewhere in between Precious Moments and Little Orphan Annie, but in this lovely and poetic book, they have a hippie edge to them. Vignettes of children and adults digging in the sand, exploring, eating, and sitting by a fire alternate with double-wide, day-to-night, sun-to storm, beautiful and sweeping panoramas. Scanton’s poem and Frazee’s illustrations pair perfectly to create the impression of a lazy famil...more
Text to self:
The opening scene of the book features two children on the beach, playing in the sand. This reminded me of my own childhood and the time we spend living in southern California. One family vacation we spent camping on the beach. My Mom was reading Jurassic Park the book to us and my sister and I spent the entire trip digging up rocks in the sand a...more
This 2010 Caldecott Honor book was a pretty interesting and heartfelt read. The book, All the World, told a story about a single day in the life of a simple family and showed through pictures and simple rhymes how valuable one day can be. The start of the day consisted of a sand castle building and sea shell searching while the night ended by spending quality time with family and friends. The most amazing thing about this book is that each point of the day is...more
I'm not sure the short, rhyming text and illustrations went too well together. The pictures had lots of details that I wanted to spend more time examining, but then the rhythm of the poem was lost.
It's cute, though, and kids may enjoy looking at other families' daily activities.
2010 ALA Notable Children's Books - Younger Readers Category;
2010 International Reading Association Children's Book Award: Primary Fiction (post-2001 winners);
2009 New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books;
2009 Parents' Choice Awards - Picture Books;
2009 School Library Journal Best Books;
A paean to the interconnectedness of the world, this simple, moving poem reveals the joy in everyday settings and activities. A beach scene is accompanied by the v...more
Note for storytellers - I had a serendipitous moment while reading this book to my daughter. This book can be sung almost perfectly to the tune of "Skip to my Lou." I tried it out during storytime - one of the moms strummed along on her guitar while I "sang" the book. It worked beautifully; the kids were spellbound by the pictures, words AND the song.
Text to self: This reminds me of all the talks I have with my grandmother. She share her life stories with me and I learn something new each time. In this book the children finds out that there is a purpose for everything and I learn a lot a similar things when having these talks with my grandmother.
Text to World: This book reminds...more
The Caldecott Honor is awarded to books because of their pictures. There is a good balance between smaller pictures and pictures that take up two whole pages. Every other page is a landscape page that takes up two pages. These pages are full of color and look realistic. The smaller pictures are also colorful and realistic looking.
Children will like...more
Text-to-self: I actually find myself battling with myself because I can't mad and want everything to be perfect and I remind myself to just enjoy life which is why this book stood out to me.
Text-to-world:Now a days the world has trouble enjoying the little things, we're so focused on being the best and money that we forget the imp...more
It feels so wonderful to have connections!
At this moment I cannot recall where, a week ago, I ran across the cover image of ALL THE WORLD, but it is so scary beautiful and it so caught and held my attention upon seeing the small online picture of it, that I immediately emailed my friend Michelle at Simon & Schuster to beg for an advance, unbou...more