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
The artwork in this poem is beautiful. I love how the sky and the sea seem to roil and roll. This is more a poem than a story. It is little scenes of a family and things they do together and each thing they are doing seems to be all the world. It appears this family is on vacation together, possibly. It looks cozy.
The nephew just had a vacation to the beach and this story reminded him of some of those times. He went with 2 other families and they had a whole lot of fun together. He enjoyed that ...more
As I said in my mention last week, All the World is a work of epic beauty inside a ...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 ...more
Once again, there is a kind of switching between complementary and counterpoint illustrations in this book that is unusual for today's ...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 ...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.
Beautiful artwork. Absolutely loved the illustrations.
The text is simple and rhyming.
Rock, stone, pebble, sand
Body, shoulder, arm, hand
A moat to dig
a shell to keep
All the world is wide and deep
This is an excellent book for ISD readers.
I think this book has a well deserved Caldecott Honor award. As said before, the artwork in this book was ...more