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All in a Day
by Cynthia Rylant and Nikki Mcclure


Overview - This lovely book illuminates all the possibilities a day offers--the opportunities and chances that won't ever come again--and also delivers a gentle message of good stewardship of our planet. Newbery Medal winner Cynthia Rylant's poetic text, alongside Nikki McClure's stunning, meticulously crafted cut-paper art, makes this picture book not only timeless but appealing to all ages, from one to one hundred.  Read more...

 
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Overview
This lovely book illuminates all the possibilities a day offers--the opportunities and chances that won't ever come again--and also delivers a gentle message of good stewardship of our planet. Newbery Medal winner Cynthia Rylant's poetic text, alongside Nikki McClure's stunning, meticulously crafted cut-paper art, makes this picture book not only timeless but appealing to all ages, from one to one hundred.
F&P level: N
F&P genre: RF

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780810983212
  • ISBN-10: 0810983214
  • Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers
  • Publish Date: March 2009
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 3-5


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Nature & the Natural World - Environment
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Health & Daily Living - Daily Activities

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 59.
  • Review Date: 2009-01-19
  • Reviewer: Staff

McClure's (Collect Raindrops) illustrations draw most of the attention here. Using an X-Acto knife and black paper, McClure suggests textures as varied as pea-plant tendrils, falling rain and the softness of a mother's body. “A day is a perfect piece of time/ to live a life,/ to plant a seed,” Newbery Medalist Rylant (When I Was Young in the Mountains) begins, as a young farm boy ties one shoelace and a hen pecks at the other. In spreads on alternating blue and yellow backgrounds, the boy waters his garden and gathers eggs, but also picnics, naps and, along with his mother and the hen, stretches out on his back to gaze up at the sky. End-on perspective makes their feet, noses and the hen's body the only topographical features protruding from the curve of the horizon. “Underneath that great big sky/ the earth is all a-spin./ This day will soon be over/ and it won't come back again,” Rylant writes. While children aren't usually moved by messages about fleeting time—that's a sentiment adults are likelier to have—they'll enjoy Rylant's rhythms and the tenderness of McClure's images. Ages 4–up. (Mar.)

 
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