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
This is really a beautiful book because all the views are so pretty and so beautiful. Each view has their own background color to represent its features. It’s really a good book and ...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
2. "All the World" doesn't seem to be like any book that I have read. However, it does bring me back to the chapter. The copy that I have of t ...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
This book is my first in my journey of trying to beef up my understanding and appreciation of illustrations in picture books. I’m making my way through Reading the Art in Caldecott Award Books alongside the respective books that it mentions and hope to make it through all of them (around 55) by the end of the year.
I’m definitely sold on Marla Frazee’s drawings in this book. I love the wa ...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.
The theme of this story is that nature connects us to the world and to each other. The family in the book goes through their days spending time in nature and learning how ...more
Beginning to read
This book tells a story of a vacation. I really liked this book because of how cute it is and the way that the vacation is very direct so student's would have the chance to use their imagination. This is a beginning to read book because there are very few words on each page, but some of them might be a little bit of a challenge for children like "shoulder", "moat", curtains". The illustrations are a huge support for this book. The pictures almost tell more about what is ...more