All the World

All the World

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ISBN-13: 9781416985808
Publisher: Beach Lane Books
Publication date: 09/08/2009
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 81,923
Product dimensions: 11.00(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: AD380L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About the Author

Liz Garton Scanlon is the author of numerous celebrated picture books, including One Dark Bird; In the Canyon; Happy Birthday, Bunny!; and the Caldecott Honor recipient All the World. Liz is an adjunct professor of creative writing at Austin Community College, and her poetry has been published widely in literary journals. She lives with her family in Austin, Texas. Visit her at LizGartonScanlon.com.

Marla Frazee was awarded a Caldecott Honor for All the World and A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever, and the Boston Globe Horn Book Award for Picture Book for her wordless book The Farmer and the Clown. She is the author-illustrator of many books, including The Boss Baby, the book that inspired the DreamWorks Animation film Boss Baby. She has illustrated many acclaimed picture books, including God Got a Dog by Cynthia Rylant; Stars by Mary Lyn Ray; and Everywhere Babies by Susan Meyers. She is also the illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Clementine chapter book series by Sara Pennypacker. The mother of three grown sons, she lives in Pasadena, California. Visit her at MarlaFrazee.com.

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"Charming illustrations and lyrical rhyming couplets speak volumes in celebration of the world and humankind, combining to create a lovely book that will be appreciated by a wide audience... Perfection." — School Library Journal STARRED

"Tackling a topic no smaller than the world itself, Scanlon (A Sock Is a Pocket for Your Toes) and Frazee (A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever) invite children to explore a variety of its settings, starting with a beach where a young interracial family plays. Frazee's warm, endearing vignettes...are a joyous counterpart to Scanlon's text. Together they create an empathic, welcoming whole." — Publishers Weekly, STARRED

"Scanlon's text has a child-friendly simplicity reminiscent of Margaret Wise Brown...All the World will win audiences with a sensibility both timeless and thoroughly modern." — Horn Book Magazine, STARRED

"It's hard to imagine a cozier and more spacious world. At once a lullaby and an invigorating love song to nature, families and interconnectedness." — Kirkus Reviews, STARRED

"Liz Garton Scanlon and Marla Frazee capture the give-and-take between comfort and wonder in their exquisite new book All the World. ...Scanlon and Frazee pull it off with brilliant simplicity...Scanlon's verse and Frazee's illustrations play off one another like the music and lyrics of a great song. ... Don't miss this one." — The Washington News Tribune

"... [a] shining, subtle craftsmanship that moves this title from merely enjoyable to genuinely inspired... In short, it's a moving and accessible celebration of the poetry of ordinary human life." — The Bulletin for the Center for Children's Books

"All the World pulls off the most magical trick of picture books: To make a grand statement of mystery and wonder in the humble 36-page format of a few paintings and a handful of words." — Newsday

"Liz Garton's gentle daylight-to-moonrise text reflects and respects this child-centric version of the universe even as it lulls young listeners with rhythms as gentle as waves....Against the backdrop of this almost ethereal text, Marla Frazee['s]...illustrations echo the rhythm of the verse, alternating between sweeping double-page panoramas and vignettes that mimic the motion of the words. Perfect." — The Washington Post Book World

"There's a wonderful balanced imbalance between the sweeping largeness of the pictures and the spare script of perfectly chosen words." — The Chicago Tribune

"All the small moments connect to a larger shared experience, Scanlon's (A Sock Is a Pocket for Your Toes) words and Frazee's pictures seem to say... Frazee lets out all the stops... Masterful." — Shelf Awareness

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All the World 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
kherbrand More than 1 year ago
This is a children's book which says ages 9-12, but my 4 year old liked it's simplicity and rhymes - not to mention the beautiful and detailed illustrations that grace every page. (I just found another site which places this in the 3-7 age group which I feel is more appropriate.) It follows a family from morning until night with various places, activities, weather - all the while reaffirming that everything that happens is part of our world - yet at the same time, a part of the bigger world - so we are all really connected. Did that make sense? That is what I got out of it at least.
BBVB More than 1 year ago
My child came home from school so excited about this book and when we walked into the bookstore weeks later and saw it front & center on a display in the Children's section, there was no question how some of our giftcard dollars would be spent! I love this book so much: the artwork is so beautiful & detailed alongwith the lovely writing that I have googled the author & illustrator to see what else they've created.
The_Almost_Librarian More than 1 year ago
I'm going to get reamed by some people for this review, but I call it like it is. The illustrations in this book are gorgeous. They inject humor into the story in some places and I enjoy that it shows people of all skin tones and ancestral backgrounds. The poetry is simplistic (which you want in a child's book) and easy to understand. The concept is beautiful - we are the world and the world is us. The issue that I do have in this book is that it's quite geocentric. We're supposed to be talking about how we are all the world, but, while Frazee gives a nod to Mediterranean architecture and vehicles that can be European, it's very obviously set in the United States (or at least Western Europe). If we're supposed to be "all the world" why would the book not present how all the world holds these same activities and shares all of these characteristics? Why not depict different countries following the same activities in different ways? Maybe it's picky, but children are sharp and intelligent and pick up on these things, so, as adults, we should, too.
preschool21 More than 1 year ago
For many years I have been teaching early childhood and the one message I want the children to leave my classroom with is what a magical and wonderful world we live on and that we need to appreciate all the gifts we receive. This book also gives you a feeling of being connected to other people and families just by traveling along through one day with two children.
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avabella08 More than 1 year ago
What a beautiful book!! If you don't love poetry you will after reading this book!!! I agree this book is for 3yrs and up b/c my 2yr old just enjoys the pictures which are beautiful.I love how the book ties everything and everyone together. Some adults should read this and get back to what is important.
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Ju_Rocks More than 1 year ago
Feel good book for 3 and 5 year old.
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crazzle More than 1 year ago
This book teaches kids about the parts of a whole, but -- more -- teaches them to appreciate many layers of their experiences. The text offers things for kids to find in the wispy, beautiful illustrations. Parents will enjoy the read, too. It's a perfect bedtime read, as it is almost a meditation on a day in the life of a community.
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