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All in a day / Cynthia Rylant ; illustrated by Nikki McClure.

Rylant, Cynthia, author. (Author). McClure, Nikki, illustrator. (Added Author).
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Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Barnesville Public Library BB E R (Text) 33500012480497 Main Available -
Moorhead Public Library BB E R (Text) 33500012480505 Main Available -
Thief River Falls Public Library e RYL (BOARD BOOK) (Text) 35500005864721 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781419726125 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 1419726129 (hardback)
  • Physical Description: 30 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 19 x 19 cm.
  • Publisher: New York Abrams Books for Young Readers, an imprint of ABRAMS, 2017.

Content descriptions

General Note: Originally published: New York, Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2009.
Cover title.
Board book.
Summary, etc.: Illustrations and rhyming text pay homage to a new day, with promises for the future in its "perfect piece of time."

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2009 April #1
    "*Starred Review* The word "lovely" gets tossed around, but it seems to fit both the words and the art of this ode to the day. Rylant, whose talent has many sides, here turns to her inner poet as she asks children to look at a day in new ways: "a perfect piece of time to live a life, / to plant a seed." As she takes readers through the day of a farm boy who feeds his chickens and checks his plants, she reminds children that a day can bring hope and kindness: "You can make a wish, / and start again." And while a day might bring rain, that very shower could teach you how to dance. She tells children what even adults should always keep in mind: "The past is sailing off to sea, / the future s fast asleep. / A day is all you have to be, / it s all you get to keep." Matching Rylant s warm words is McClure s amazing artwork. At first glance, the bold figures in black and white set against pure gold or sky-blue backgrounds seem to be woodcuts, but they are actually a sturdier variant of cut paper. If McClure makes a mistake, she notes, she "just has to keep cutting and find a solution." Perhaps there were mistakes along the way, but viewers wouldn t ever know it, and the finished product is a handsome, effective piece of bookmaking that captures the glory of a day and the possibilities it holds."

Author Notes

Cynthia Rylant is the author of over a hundred books for children. She won the Newbery Medal for Missing May and the Newbery Honor for A Fine White Dust. Nikki McClure is the author and illustrator of many picture books, including Mama, Is It Summer Yet?; To Market, To Market; Apple; How to Be a Cat.


Subject: Day > Pictorial works > Juvenile fiction.
Children's stories > Pictorial works.
Stories in rhyme.
Board books.

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