All the World, written by Liz Garton Scanlon and illustrated by Caldecott Honor medalist Marla Frazee, is more than my book of the day — it is one of my favorite books of the year!! I must admit I have a hard time stepping out of my comfort zone to recommend books that are new and not ones from my childhood or my children’s early childhood. All the World follows a family through their day, starting with the family on the beach and ending with an evening with friends, with lots of everyday moments with family and friends in between. You cannot help but feel the mood and action through the most perfect illustrations. This book will be passed down from generation to generation and is very likely to be a classic of our time!!
All the World, by Liz Garton Scanlon, Beach Lane Books, $17.99