Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

All in a Day

All in a Day

Cynthia Rylant
Illustrator:  Nikki McClure 
Picture Book
For ages 5 and up
Abrams, 2009   ISBN: 978-0810983212

Many of us spend our lives hurrying from one thing to the next. We have schedules to keep and timetables to live by. We watch the clock so that we aren't late, and spend our days thinking about what we have to do tomorrow or the next day. In short, we don't take the time to enjoy today. We forget to appreciate the wonderful things that are happening to us right now and to live in the present.

In this very special and beautifully written book, Newbery Award winner Cynthia Rylant takes a look at one day. The day is filled with sunshine and rain, with triumphs and with losses, and with work, play, and rest. It is day that a little boy lives to the fullest, and that he savors right to the last.

With a lyrical text and memorable cut-paper illustrations, this is a picture book that readers of all ages will enjoy.