Today's Guest Reviewer is Kim Phillips from Boston, Massachusetts. She is the mother of…
The spectacular illustrations of Caldecott Honor Medalist Marla Frazee make All the World a very special book. Visit this illustrator’s website www.marlafrazee.com, learn about how much effort she puts into her illustrations and you too will be enchanted as well as inspired. Her illustrations of rainfall are extraordinary!
All the World (Simon & Schuster, grades Kindergarten – 2) is a big square picture book with big double page pictures and short, rhyming prose by author Liz Garton Scanlon. It’s about our world and all the things in it – us, our families, the food we eat, our land, the sky, our weather and much more. The text sends the youngest of readers an uncomplicated, but important message about the basics of our earth and our lives, while the illustrations take you right to where the author wants you go.
This is the kind of book you keep on the shelf for years, read over and over again and savor the illustrations to capture what you missed the time before.
“All the world is here. It is there. It is everywhere. All the world is right where you are. Now.”
Debbie Glade, today’s guest reviewer, is the author, illustrator and voice talent of the award-winning children’s picture book The Travel Adventures of Lilly P Badilly: Costa Rica, published by Smart Poodle Publishing. She visits South Florida schools with her reading, writing and geography programs. For years, Debbie was a travel writer for luxury cruise lines. She writes parenting articles for various websites and is the Geography Awareness Editor for WanderingEducators.com. She blogs daily at smartpoodlepublishing.com.