All In a Day

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Click for availability and more information All In a Day, by Cynthia Rylant

All In a Day by Cynthia Rylant is a beautiful picture book to read aloud about the wonders each new day brings. The black, white and yellow paper cut illustrations by Nikki McClure bring to mind the recent Caldecott winner The House in the Night. The simple rhyming text carries a larger message of making each day count and the hope of each day. The reader follows a young boy as he plants a seed, waters a garden, feeds the chickens, watches the sun go by and takes a walk with a grownup. All may not go well, and each day may bring a few pitfalls and surprises, but "you can make a wish, and start again, you can find your way back home". A nice read for Earth Day or any day for all ages with the message "live it well, make it count, fill it up with you. The day's all yours, it's waiting now...see what you can do".
-Deirdre

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