All in a Day
– Cynthia Rylant
I am a HUGE fan of both the author Cynthia Rylant and artist Nikki McClure. So, imagine my delight when I discovered that they worked together to create the lovely book, All in a Day. Our friendly UPS man delivered our copy yesterday and it did not disappoint.
The girls instantly recognized the illustrations by Nikki McClure. “Mom these are the same as the pictures on our stairs.” This gave me the opportunity to discuss Nikki McClure’s work and my love of her wonderful paper-cut originals.
As for Cynthia Rylant, well we go way back… I have used her books to model the use of beautiful language with students for many years. Her topic selection seems to have a universal element and her writing can feel like music for the soul.
All in a Day, is an inspiring book that celebrates the potential that lies within every new day. It is a wonderful conversation starter and can be referred back to when we hear the “I don’t know what to do” blues. I highly recommend All in a Day as a spirit booster for both children and grown-ups alike.