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
A lovely, heartwarming poem about all sorts of connections (though perhaps a bit human-centered for my liking, especially the last stanza).
Yet the best connection in this picturebook is between Liz Garton Scanlon’s text and GORGEOUS Marla Frazee’s illustrations:
And besides, it's poetic, appealing, engaging, full of fun & funny details. I hope you all get a chance to read it!
Btw, I have en ...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
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.
Plus, I bought it at Baby Cotton Bottoms, so it brings fond memories of my favourite baby store.
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
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
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
All the world is all of us
The kids recognize this as being the same art as in Seven Silly Eaters so they look for the silly eaters. Of course, they aren't there, so we agreed that maybe the kids in this story are cousins of the silly eaters. I must admit that I let the pictures tell the story and we study all the things the family does (no electronic gadgetry!). I add the words when they feel appropriate.