All the World a Poem by Gilles Tibo and illustrated by Manon Gauthier


 91byfxv2szlAll the World a Poem by Gilles Tibo and illustrated by Manon Gauthier, translation by Erin Woods, Pajama Press, 9781772780093, 2017

Format:  Hardcover

Rating: (1-5, 5 is a starred review) 4

Genre:  Poetry

What did you like about the book? The whimsical illustrations set the tone for this fantastic first book of poetry for young children. The assumption in this book is that if all the world is a poem, than anyone can be a poet. This book makes poetry accessible to all children and shows children how much fun poetry can be. Some of the poems, rhyme; some don’t. It’s not so much a book of poems, but a book about poetry that includes poems.

Anything you didn’t like about it?  I liked everything about it.

To Whom Would You Recommend this book? This would be perfect for an early elementary literacy class where a teacher is introducing poetry. It is a non-threatening way to make all children realize that they can be poets with little effort.

Who should buy this book? This would be good for elementary school libraries and public libraries that have a children’s section.

Where would you shelve it ? Picture books and poetry

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles?  yes

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Sandra Pacheco, ESL teacher, Washington, D.C.

Date of review: Feb. 3 2017

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