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  • ISBN10: 1416985808
  • ISBN13: 9781416985808
  • Hardcover
  • 40 pages
  • Beach Lane Books

All the World
by Liz Garton Scanlon

Reviewed by amy

Rating: 5 out of 5

  • Posted 9 years ago
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A poem, accompanied by beautiful illustrations, that explores the interconnectivity of our world

This beautiful book explores the many ways we are connected to each other and world around us, “All the world is all of us.” The book features a culturally diverse cast of characters as they travel and interact with one another. The story does not feature a traditional beginning, middle, and end, although it is revealed that all the characters are part of one big, multi-generational, multi-cultural family.

This story is full of bit-sized philosophy presented in a way that’s simultaneously easy to understand and full of deeper meaning. The text is accompanied by detailed illustrations that depict a lot of movement and life. The rhyming text celebrates the passing of time and the cyclical aspects of life, “All the world is old and new.” The book begins in the morning and finishes with the stars coming out to shine at night. The relationships depicted in the illustrations are wonderfully diverse, from siblings to parents and children to grandparents and grandchildren.

Full Review at Picture-Book-a-Day: http://picturebookaday.blogspot.com/2012/02/book-37-all-world-by-liz-garton-scanlon.html

-Amy http://picturebookaday.blogspot.com

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