All in a Day by Cynthia Rylant & Illustrated by Nikki McClure
All in a Day is like finding a fortune cookie planted beneath a sturdy oak tree. “A day is a perfect piece of time to live a life” begins this lyrical tale by Cynthia Rylant which reaffirms the beauty of life through simplicity. Rylant’s grounded prose is illustrated by artist Nikki McClure’s craft of cut-paper prints. Stunning silhouettes of a young farm boy planting seeds and hand feeding a chicken capture the salt of the earth spirit that promises both the cycle and chance of life. All in a Day brings rain and broken things but it also gives hammocks beneath the warm sun and dandelion wishes flying across an expansive sky. Rylant’s story is a reminder that the day belongs to you. “So live it well and make it count”.
Hardcover: 32 pages