All Things Bright and Beautifulby Cecil Frances Alexander, Anna Vojtech
Armed only with gloriously hued colored paper and his mother's embroidery scissors, renowed artist Ashley Bryan captures the mightiest whales and the most delicate blossoms, pearls of grapes, and grins of children in this homage to Cecil F. Alexander's beloved hymn, which is perfromed by choirs around the world.
Barbara L. Talcroft
- North-South Books, Inc.
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- Product dimensions:
- 10.96(w) x 10.94(h) x 0.32(d)
- Age Range:
- 3 - 8 Years
Meet the Author
Cecil Frances Alexander was born in 1818 near Dublin, Ireland. She began writing poetry at the age of nine and went on to write hundreds of poems and hymns. Among her best-known hymns are "All Things Bright and Beautiful," "Once in Royal David's City," and "There is a Green Hill Far Away," all of which appeared in Hymns for Little Children, published in 1848. She died in 1895 and was remembered as a woman of great kindness and generosity.
Katy was raised in Middlesbrough, United Kingdom, and started her career as a small child drawing on freshly painted walls! Her parents quickly encouraged drawing with pencil and paper instead. The idea stuck, and after earning a degree in illustration, Katy is now a freelance illustrator. Katy works at a desk in a studio in an old library and likes to tap dance in her spare time.
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(For the Katy Hudson edition) A famous poem that has been featured in books, television and movies is re-imagined and brought to life in this delightful new book illustrated by Katy Hudson. In this new version, three young children take a walk through the woods and fields and delight in all that God has given us. The children meet an owl, see some deer and enjoy the songs of several birds. They spot numerous other animals while also enjoying the simple treasures of the land such as blowing the seeds off of a dandelion, picking blueberries and dipping their toes in the water of a cool mountain stream. In short, the children revel in all that God has created on and around the unspoiled land they are exploring. Towards the end of the book, we see the children’s parents setting up a tent for a campout. Next, the stars come out in full force in a nighttime mountain scene that includes a full moon, and several animals as they scurry about. Illustrator Katy Hudson is to be commended for creating the absolutely beautiful watercolors that accompany the Cecil Frances Alexander poem, All Things Bright and Beautiful in this book. The images are bright, cheerful and yet striking in their beauty. The three children, who appear in almost every picture, are playful and happy and young readers are sure to identify with them. I found myself reading the book with a smile on my face, enjoying the scenery that the artist so perfectly captured. Hymn-writer and poet Cecil Frances Alexander wrote countless poems, many of which were featured in her book Hymns for Little Children. One of those, All Things Bright and Beautiful, is probably the best known by today’s youth. It precisely captures the greatness of God’s gifts to us in this amazing world he created. Combined with illustrator Katy Hudson’s fabulous drawings, this newest version of the poem is a winner. Add it to your collection! Quill says: A lovely book, with an equally lovely message, this book will easily convey the message of God’s gifts to your little ones.
Beautifully draws attention to God's creation! The rhymes in this book are simple and flow easily. Each phrase is short and sweet. There is very little written on each page and the pauses are nicely timed with plenty of opportunity to really explore the pictures. The illustrations are very detailed and eye catching. It was a joy to look for small things like the ladybugs and butterflies that were on a number of pages. I really love the way that all aspects of creation are included. This includes the animals, plants, mountains, rivers, and even the weather. God is creator of, and in control of all of it. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.
This is an engaging and beautifully illustrated book set to a classic hymn. My three year old loves it!
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