All the World is one of the finest picture books I've ever read; it elevates the standards of storytelling for children to a new level.
A charming poem in the spirit of The Power of Now is lifted into the stratosphere by Marla Frazee's cinematic illustrations.
Frazee's wordless story about a family's get-together near the seashore runs parallel to the poem, and ingeniously illustrates the text. The layout and the pictures are packed with details that can be discovered, studied, and treasured by children and adults time and time again.
All the World is an excellent children's book, and many well be one of the best gift books of the 2009 Holiday Season.
A tree that sheds poison daggers; a glistening red seed that stops the heart; a shrub that causes paralysis; a vine that strangles; and a leaf that triggered a war. Stewart takes on over two hundred of Mother Nature's most appalling creations in an A to Z of plants that kill, maim, intoxicate, and otherwise offend.
Drawing on history, medicine, science, and legend, bestselling author Stewart provides an account of bloodcurdling botany that will entertain, alarm, and enlighten even the most intrepid gardeners and nature lovers.