August 12, 2009

Review: All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon and Marla Frazee

Author's Website and Blog - Illustrator's Website

Product Description:
"Rock, stone, pebble, sand
Body, shoulder, arm, hand
A moat to dig, a shell to keep
All the world is wide and deep . . ."

In this lyrical and beautifully-illustrated book, a circle of family and friends explores the importance and connectivity of all things, great and small.

My Review:
All the world was such a cute book. I read it to my 1 1/2 and 2 1/2 year old nieces and both of them loved it. My younger niece was even reading along with me in some parts after the third reading. LOL

Each portion of the book as a different rhyme that leads up to a different "All the world" saying. The story follows a brother, sister, mother and father through several locations interacting each other and the people that join the activities. The illustrations are well drawn with lots of detail in the scenery and muted colors that go very well together.

Overall this was a fun book that I enjoyed sharing with my nieces and I recommend it for anyone with small children.

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