April 7, 2009

All in a Day by Cynthia Rylant

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , at 2:07 am by suebe2

rylantAll in a Day (AR 2 .2)

by Cynthia Rylant

Abrams Books for Young Readers


The first thing that caught my attention in this poetically simply picture book was the art.   Nikki McClure created a series of striking illustrations based on black paper cut outs that give a somewhat old-time feel to the art. 

But these cut outs aren’t anything like the profiles we did in grade school once you get beyond the black paper.  These cut outs are complicated, far beyond the shadows we took home to our parents. 

The art expands on the idea of the many things that can happen in a given day, the many different directions a day can take, while at the same time giving you a completely new start.

This simply looking book carries a surprisingly deep meaning and would make the perfect gift for anyone going through a life changing event or a particularly difficult stretch.



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