All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon

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Synopsis

All the world is here.

It is there.

It is everywhere.

All the world is right where you are.

Now.

Following a circle of family and friends through the course of a day from morning till night, this book affirms the importance of all things great and small in our world, from the tiniest shell on the beach, to warm family connections, to the widest sunset sky
 

About Liz Garton Scanlon

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Liz Garton Scanlon is the author of numerous celebrated picture books, including Noodle & Lou and the Caldecott Honor recipient All the World. Liz is an adjunct professor of creative writing at Austin Community College, and her poetry has been published widely in literary journals. She lives with her family in Austin, Texas. Visit her at LizGartonScanlon.com.Stephanie Graegin received her BFA in Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She later attended Pratt Institute, obtaining a Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit her at Graegin.com.
 
Published March 22, 2011 by Beach Lane Books. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In flowing rhyme, Scanlon zooms outwards from smallness to bigness: “Rock, stone, pebble, sand / Body, shoulder, arm, hand / A moat to dig, / a shell to keep / All the world is wide and deep.” Watercolor-and-line illustrations show several beach close-ups of siblings playing before pulling back t...

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Tackling a topic no smaller than the world itself, Scanlon (A Sock Is a Pocket for Your Toes ) and Frazee (A Couple of Boys Have the Best

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When Martha Stewart was the host of an “Apprentice” spinoff a few years ago, she challenged her contestants during one episode with writing a children’s book.

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Tackling a topic no smaller than the world itself, Scanlon (A Sock Is a Pocket for Your Toes ) and Frazee (A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever ) invite children to explore a variety of its settings, starting with a beach where a young interracial family plays: “A moat to dig, a shell to keep...

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Examiner

It is a great read to hone in on each child’s real world connection – depicting families, cultures, places, people and many of the simple joys each day holds.

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BookPage

You know the feeling when you read a book and you want everyone you know to read it—right now?

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Common Sense Media

From small scenes to full two-page spreads, her bustling, yet contented, paintings not only express the loving sentiment and rhythm of Scanlon's poem but broaden its story in a way kid's especially will enjoy.

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“Rock, stone, pebble, sand / Body, shoulder, arm, hand / A moat to dig, a shell to keep / All the world is wide and deep.” So opens this story of a loving family, a supportive community and the beauty of the day.

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Spirituality & Practice

Reviews Philosophy About Our Affiliates Books & Audios Recently Reviewed One of the necessary spiritual lessons that children want and need to hear is that the world is a friendly place.

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From small scenes to full two-page spreads, her bustling, yet contented, paintings not only express the loving sentiment and rhythm of Scanlon's poem but broaden its story in a way kid's especially will enjoy.

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Shelf Awareness

Today's Heard on the Street column in the Wall Street Journal gave Barnes & Noble low grades for its impending purchase of Barnes & Noble College from B&N chairman Len Riggio: "Digital sales, now becoming a reality, arguably could cannibalize print sales of expensive college texts more than other...

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In a slightly larger picture, the girl gives her mother “a shell to keep” as her father holds a towel nearby and the boy inspects their impressive sand castle.

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Baby/Toddler—Scanlon's beautiful, award-winning ode to a child's universe is a picture book classic in the making. This shrunken-down board book includes the poetic text in its entirety and

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