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All the World

by Liz Garton Scanlon
Illustrated by Marla Frazee

Published by Beach Lane Books, 2009
40 pages
ISBN: 978-1-4169-8580-8

Ages 2 - 6

“Rock, stone, pebble, sand / Body, shoulder, arm, hand / A moat to dig, a shell to keep / All the world is wide and deep” Liz Garton Scanlon marries small details to big ideas in the lyrical cadence of connections that comprise her picture book narrative. With great economy of language, Scanlon vividly catalogs a series of objects and activities familiar to young children and then graces each with an eloquent and comforting observation that embraces the wider world. Artist Marla Frazee transforms the poetic narrative into story with illustrations that depict diverse individuals living in a small town. Young readers and listeners can following the recurring people—both individuals and families—from page to page as they appear, disappear, and then reappear in scenes that take place over the course of the day that encompasses the story. This exemplary union of words and pictures begs for repeated readings and leisurely time spent inspecting the inclusive illustrations. CCBC categories: Picture Books for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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