All in a Day by Cynthia Rylant & Illustrated by Nikki McClure

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All in a Day Book CoverAll 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 Hang on to your hat

Abrams Books

Language: English


Reading level:
Ages 4-8


Written by corvusblue

October 11, 2009 at 7:36 pm

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  1. I love the opening line of this review. My friend Jen recently reviewed this book on my blog, and I can’t wait to read it to my kiddo.


    November 15, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    • Thank you so much! It’s like reading a long haiku. You have lovely blog!


      November 24, 2009 at 6:52 pm

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