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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Kid's Korner: All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon (Book Review)


Title: All the World
Author: Liz Garton Scanlon and Marla Frazee
Publisher: Beach Lane Books


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.

LIZ GARTON SCANLON’s poetry has been published widely in literary journals, and she is an adjunct professor of creative writing at Austin Community College. Her first picture book, A Sock is a Pocket for Your Toes, illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser, was selected by Junior Library Guild and Children’s Book of the Month Club, and was a finalist for the Children’s Crown Gallery award. She lives in Austin, Texas.

She blogs at http://liz-scanlon.livejournal.com/


MARLA FRAZEE has written and illustrated many critically acclaimed picture books, including Everywhere Babies by Susan Meyers and Harriet, You'll Drive Me Wild! by Mem Fox, as well as her own A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever, Walk On! and Santa Claus the World's Number One Toy Expert. She lives in Pasadena, California.



All the World
Publisher/Publication Date: Beach Lane Books, Sept 2009
ISBN: 978-1416985808
40 pages


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