Monday, May 28, 2018

Is It Possible To Write A Beautiful Picture Book Regarding A Sad Subject?

#NetGalley #IfAllTheWorld  Available for Purchase June 7, 2018
This is a simple but powerful book focusing on the relationship between a granddaughter and her grandfather. The seasons are represented by different activities that they do together. But in time the granddaughter realizes that her grandfather’s health is failing and he dies. When she helps her mom and dad clean his room, she discovers his treasures, which have a story to go with them. She is aware of this due to their close relationship and sharing. In her grandfather’s chair is a new notebook. “My name is written on the front. It’s new and empty and was made by my grandad.” So she begins to write and draw a story…a story of what she knows about her grandfather and the adventures they shared. (Something I’m sure he had in mind.)
Cons: None
Pros:  The simple story and illustrations depict what’s happening in each scene without totally spelling it out. The focus seems to be more memories and important facts about Grandpa’s life rather than his death and loss. 
In answer to the title of my post: Most definitely!
Author: Joseph Coelho
Illustrator:   Ms. Allison Colpoys
Publisher:  Quarto Publishing Group – Frances Lincoln (June 7, 2018)

4 Stars - I Really Liked It!

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