Monday, January 11, 2010
All the world by Liz Garton Scanlon, illustrated by Marla Frazee
So I x'ed this off my order list. But....it is Marla Frazee, so I thought I'd better borrow it and take a look.
Oh, Marla Frazee how could I ever have doubted you! You picked a lovely writer to illustrate and a story I can proudly hand out to parents and kids. The simple text marches through a day from a visit to the beach, farmer's market, playing by the lake, storm, dinner at a family restaurant, family evening at home, and bed. The text has a peaceful chant, perfect for bedtime stories or family repetition on a long drive.
And, of course, Marla Frazee perfectly complements the text, putting together the simple words into a story and capturing every aspect of the world in the glowing colors of the earth and sky.
Verdict: Utterly satisfying, highly recommended
ISBN: 978-1416985808; Published September 2009 by Beach Lane Books; Borrowed from the library; Purchased for the library