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This lovely book illuminates all the possibilities a day offers — the opportunities and chances that won't ever come again — and also delivers a gentle message of good stewardship of our planet. Newbery Medal winner Cynthia Rylant's poetic text, alongside Nikki McClure's stunning, meticulously crafted cut-paper art, makes this picture book not only timeless but appealing to all ages, from one to one hundred.

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"McClure's (Collect Raindrops) illustrations draw most of the attention here. Using an X-Acto knife and black paper, McClure suggests textures as varied as pea-plant tendrils, falling rain and the softness of a mother's body. 'A day is a perfect piece of time/ to live a life,/ to plant a seed,' Newbery Medalist Rylant (When I Was Young in the Mountains) begins, as a young farm boy ties one shoelace and a hen pecks at the other. In spreads on alternating blue and yellow backgrounds, the boy waters his garden and gathers eggs, but also picnics, naps and, along with his mother and the hen, stretches out on his back to gaze up at the sky. End-on perspective makes their feet, noses and the hen's body the only topographical features protruding from the curve of the horizon. 'Underneath that great big sky/ the earth is all a-spin./ This day will soon be over/ and it won't come back again,' Rylant writes. While children aren't usually moved by messages about fleeting time — that's a sentiment adults are likelier to have — they'll enjoy Rylant's rhythms and the tenderness of McClure's images. Ages 4 — up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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Gather, Navigate, Welcome, Fortify, Surrender, Save, Listen, Make Mistakes. These are some of the messages renowned artist Nikki McClure affirms in this gorgeous monograph of her paper cuts. Organized by season, these delicate pieces exude an optimism that revolves around community, sustenance, parenting, and appreciating both urban and rural landscapes. McClureand#8217;s work reminds us of the important things: the change of seasons, slowing down the world for a moment so we can actually taste it, looking up at the stars to dream.

This reissue of the 2007 art book includes 64 pages of new, breathtaking art. At a smaller trim size than the original, this volume makes the perfect gift.

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About the Author

Cynthia Rylant is the author of more than a hundred books for children. She won the Newbery Medal for Missing May and the Newbery Honor for A Fine White Dust. She lives in Oregon.

Nikki McClure is a self-taught artist who has been making paper-cuts since 1996. She is the author and illustrator of Abrams' Collect Raindrops. All in a Day is her first Abrams' children's book. She lives with her family in Olympia, Washington.

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teachergrade3, July 26, 2012 (view all comments by teachergrade3)
Oh my, what a jewel! The cutouts of Nikki McClure paired with the writing of Cynthia Rylant make for an extraordinary literary treat that kids and adults alike will treasure! The saying 'take one day at a time' is good but this book encourages readers to fill each day to the fullest!
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wildgeese, March 2, 2009 (view all comments by wildgeese)
This simple, yet beautiful book inspires the reader to slow down, to move intentionally through the day and embrace the world. What a lovely book to start the day with for people of all ages.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780810983212
Author:
Cynthia Rylant and Nikki McClure
Publisher:
Harry N. Abrams
Illustrator:
McClure, Nikki
Author:
Rylant, Cynthia
Author:
McClure, Nikki
Author:
Graegin, Stephanie
Subject:
Stories in rhyme
Subject:
Day
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World - Environment
Subject:
JUV029010
Subject:
Health & Daily Living - Daily Activities
Subject:
Picture books for children
Subject:
General Juvenile Nonfiction
Subject:
Children s-Environmental Fiction
Subject:
Nature; Farm life; Environment
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover w/Dust Jacket
Publication Date:
20090301
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from P up to 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
150 full-color illustrations
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10 x 10.25 in
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-UP

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "McClure's (Collect Raindrops) illustrations draw most of the attention here. Using an X-Acto knife and black paper, McClure suggests textures as varied as pea-plant tendrils, falling rain and the softness of a mother's body. 'A day is a perfect piece of time/ to live a life,/ to plant a seed,' Newbery Medalist Rylant (When I Was Young in the Mountains) begins, as a young farm boy ties one shoelace and a hen pecks at the other. In spreads on alternating blue and yellow backgrounds, the boy waters his garden and gathers eggs, but also picnics, naps and, along with his mother and the hen, stretches out on his back to gaze up at the sky. End-on perspective makes their feet, noses and the hen's body the only topographical features protruding from the curve of the horizon. 'Underneath that great big sky/ the earth is all a-spin./ This day will soon be over/ and it won't come back again,' Rylant writes. While children aren't usually moved by messages about fleeting time — that's a sentiment adults are likelier to have — they'll enjoy Rylant's rhythms and the tenderness of McClure's images. Ages 4 — up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
Gather, Navigate, Welcome, Fortify, Surrender, Save, Listen, Make Mistakes. These are some of the messages renowned artist Nikki McClure affirms in this gorgeous monograph of her paper cuts. Organized by season, these delicate pieces exude an optimism that revolves around community, sustenance, parenting, and appreciating both urban and rural landscapes. McClureand#8217;s work reminds us of the important things: the change of seasons, slowing down the world for a moment so we can actually taste it, looking up at the stars to dream.

This reissue of the 2007 art book includes 64 pages of new, breathtaking art. At a smaller trim size than the original, this volume makes the perfect gift.

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