Sunday, September 27, 2009

All The World

Liz Garton Scanlon and Marla Frazee have created a beautiful picture book. The watercolor illustrations done by Frazee give a soft, colorful feel to the rhyming text of this book. The story, written in just few words, shows how the world is where each person is, and each page is a new location or activity that is common to many people. I received a galley of this in the mail and was especially impressed by the packaging of this book: packing paper that looked like sand, along with a seashell, rock and stone. The book begins, "Rock, stone, pebble sand. Body, shoulder, arm, hand. A moat to dig, a shell to keep..."I have this one on order for my school library and will be ordering it for my personal library, too. What a gorgeous picture book!

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