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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,988 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Liz Garton Scanlon Narrator: Joanne Woodward Publisher: Weston Woods Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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This story follows a circle of family and friends over the course of a day-from morning till night. The importance of all things great and small in our world, from the tiniest shell on the beach to warm family connections, to the widest sunset sky.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Tackling a topic no smaller than the world itself, Scanlon… invite[s] children to explore a variety of its settings, starting with a beach where a young interracial family plays…an empathic, welcoming whole.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Lyrical rhyming couplets speak volumes in celebration of the world and humankind, combining to create a lovely book that will be appreciated by a wide audience…Perfection.”

    School Library Journal (starred review)

  • “It’s hard to imagine a cozier and more spacious world. At once a lullaby and an invigorating love song to nature, families, and interconnectedness.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • A 2010 Caldecott Honor Book

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lea | 2/10/2014

    " The illustrations were beautiful! The poetry content could have been better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lt Thompson | 2/10/2014

    " From the beginning cover to the last page, this book is full of beautiful illustrations that display what the words wanted to show.This book is the story of how the world is all the same, although there are so many different people with different backgrounds. All the World, shows children how the people of this world are more similar than they would think. We are similar in the fact that we experience the same things and go through similar things as each other. The illustrations even show that through the usage of drawing people of all ethnicities to show diversity within a community. I also love the simplicity of the words that describe a scene, and then on a two-page centerfold it describes the world in some way. Showing how big the world can be. Flipping each page, I would lose my breath because of how beautiful the illustrations are. I just wanted to jump in the book! This book is excellent to show students how the world is the same, and how we can view the world! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jessie | 2/7/2014

    " This is a simple read. The illustrations are beautiful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mckenna Herpel | 2/6/2014

    " All the World is about all the wonderful things that happen everyday around us. The rhymes are very unique, and the illustrations are very pretty. This book would be great for children or adults. All the World is a great book for children because the rhymes are so much fun. The words wouldn't make very much sense without the illustrations. The illustrations were done with watercolor, and they are beautiful. The gradation from day to night it amazing. "

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About the Author

Liz Garton Scanlon is the author of numerous celebrated picture books, including Happy Birthday, Bunny! and the Caldecott Honor recipient All the World. Liz is an adjunct professor of creative writing at Austin Community College, and her poetry has been published widely in literary journals. She lives with her family in Austin, Texas.

About the Narrator

Joanne Woodward is an award-winning actress and director who has appeared in numerous film, television, and stage productions. She starred in Mr. and Mrs. Bridge with her husband, Paul Newman.