I haven’t posted on Poetry Friday in awhile but I loved this book so much I thought it would be a good time to return. This book poem is by the fantastic author-illustrator duo of Liz Garton Scanlon and Marla Frazee. It was a Caldecott Honor book in 2010 and deservedly so. The concept is simple but hard to describe well in prose. Scanlon’s poem explores the things in the world that make us different and yet that we all have in common. Simple words celebrate nature, music, family, and things big and little in the world of children. Frazee’s pictures as always are beautiful and so detailed that they could be a story all on their own. Together the effect is luminous.
Liz Garton Scanlon’s website
Marla Frazee’s website (Not to be missed is the studio section with great info on being an illustrator.)
Marla Frazee talking about All the World
Marla Frazee (with Sara Pennypacker) talking about her childhood and being an illustrator (and if you are a Clementine fan check out the several other videos with Frazee and author Sara Pennypacker)
One of my favorite Marla Frazee books
One of my favorite books by Liz Garton Scanlon