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All Things Bright and Beautiful by Cecil Frances Alexander
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Jun 15, 10

Read in June, 2010

Using his mother's sewing scissors once again (they were used in Beautiful Blackbird), Ashley Bryan uses cut paper collage to create a visually stunning accompaniment to the timeless hymn by Cecil F. Alexander.

From the homage to his mother's sewing scissors, found on the end papers, to the final stunning illustration of strong hands reaching down to embrace all that is bright and beautiful, this outstanding picture book will appeal to children and adults alike. Possibilities for uses in the classroom include music and art lessons, as well as an author study, where this title could be paired with Bryan's "What a Wonderful World" as well as "Beautiful Blackbird". Bryan's masterful use of color, texture, line, shape and space provides teachers with lots of possible art lessons, not limited to the art of cut paper collage.

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