Monday, September 20, 2010

All the World

All the World written by Liz Garton Scanlon and illustrated by Marla Frazee won the Caldecott Honor in 2010.
The illustrations are great, but it's the words that I like. The descriptive language encourages conversation that educates children in a fun, creative way.

"Hive, bee, wings, hum. Husk, cob, corn, yum! Tomato blossom, fruit so red. All the world's a garden bed. Tree, trunk, branch, crown. Climbing up and sitting down. Morning sun becomes noon-blue. All the world is old and new."

If your goal is to promote a language rich environment, this book can help teach you how to talk to children about everyday things.

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