Thursday, July 2, 2015
All the World
All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon and Marla Frazee. Surely you've all read it and swooned over it. BUT, a gorgeous masterpiece should continue to be gushed over forever. Especially one illustrated by Marla Frazee.
Yesterday a friend of mine read this book to a room full of children at our local story hour. Afterwords the two of us had a moment. We bonded over this beautiful book. In unison we implored our wish (to all things good and wonderful in the world) that somehow amidst all of the hardships and realities of life… maybe (hopefully) one day in the far future our children will look back on their childhoods and their memories will seem kind of like the story that unfolds in this book.
We both know our lives ARE NOT remotely the same as this beautiful book. BUT, bits and pieces are kind of like it, and maybe, just maybe that's what our children will remember most. A mother can dream.