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Best Books for Kids & Teens featured nine Pajama Press books, including five Starred Selections, in the Spring 2017 issue

Posted on May 15th, 2017 by pajamapress

Pajama Press is very proud to announce that nine of our Spring 2017 books are featured in the Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s Best Books for Kids & Teens.

Adrift at Sea by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch with Tuan Ho and illustrated by Brian Deines is a Starred Selection

 

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

 

Hat On, Hat Off by Theo Heras and illustrated by Renne Benoit is a selection

 

How Do You Feel? by Rebecca Bender is a selection

 

Rhino Rumpus by Victoria Allenby and illustrated by Tara Anderson is a Starred Selection

 

When the Rain Comes by Alma Fullerton and illustrated by Kim La Fave is a Starred Selection

 

Timo’s Party by Victoria Allenby and illustrated by Dean Griffiths is a selection

 

RootBeerCandyAndOtherMiracles_WebsiteRoot Beer Candy and Other Miracles by Shari Green is a Starred Selection

 

NextRound_WebsiteNext Round: A Young Athlete’s Journey to Gold by John Spray is a selection

Congratulations to all of our authors, and our sincerest thanks to the Canadian Children’s Book Centre and Friesens for their continued dedication to promoting childhood literacy and quality children’s literature.

 

Village Living Magazine recommends introducing little ones to poetry with All the World a Poem

Posted on April 26th, 2017 by pajamapress

AllTheWorldAPoem_Website2“[T]ry introducing little ones to [poetry] with this picture book…The unique illustrations in All the World a Poem are paper collage art, which adds to the overall artistic aesthetic.”
—Joanne Sallay

Read the full review in the April 2017 issue of Village Living Magazine

All the World a Poem “will help encourage children to write their own poems” praises Resource Links

Posted on March 6th, 2017 by pajamapress

AllTheWorldAPoem_Website2“Although this is a heartfelt tribute to poetry, it is also a well conceived description of poetry for a child just learning to understand what poetry is….[Tibo’s] poetry is simple but elegant. The text is always positive and will help encourage children to write their own poems.

The illustrations are a creative blend of paper collage and mixed media. They ably provide the whimsy needed to match the poetry.”

Thematic Links: Poetry for Children; Imagination
—Isobel Lang

Read the full review on page 11 of the February 2017 issue of Resource Links

Youth Services Book Review says All the World a Poem “makes poetry accessible to all children”

Posted on February 21st, 2017 by pajamapress

AllTheWorldAPoem_Website2What 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….

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

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Canadian Children’s BookNews says All the World a Poem “will fill [young readers] with the understanding that magic exists.”

Posted on December 29th, 2016 by pajamapress

AllTheWorldAPoem_Website2“…All the World a Poem is a poetic picture book that immerses the reader in a world or words and wonder….From the moment this book is opened and a kaleidoscope of butterflies greets you, you are immediately transported­ – almost as if on the wings of said butterflies….

For young readers, hearing the words of All the World a Poem will fill them with the understanding that magic exists. This is grounded in the natural environment that Gilles Tibo and Manon Gauthier draw from the text. This beautiful book is best read together, leaving all enchanted by the depth and simplicity it creates. Even the presentation of the words on the page in relation to the illustrations gives the reader a new or re-imagined understanding of the fluidity of poetry.”
—Ashley Pamenter

Read the full review on page 26 of the Winter 2016 issue of Canadian Children’s BookNews

“Poetry lives, falls from the sky, floats on the sea, and tumbles from the heart, in All the World a Poem” says Foreword Reviews

Posted on December 13th, 2016 by pajamapress

AllTheWorldAPoem_Website2Poetry lives, falls from the sky, floats on the sea, and tumbles from the heart, in All the World a Poem, a flowing collection of verses from Gilles Tibo, translated from the original French by Erin Woods. Cut-paper-and-crayon collage art by Manon Gauthier adds to a youthful sense of wonder, as young poets are invited to see and share the beauty and inspiration in nature, emotion, friendship, and all the world around them. 

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Winnipeg Free Press says All the World a Poem “celebrates the power and freedom of poetry”

Posted on December 13th, 2016 by pajamapress

AllTheWorldAPoem_Website2“…All the World a Poem, called [Gilles Tibo’s] ‘tribute to poetry,’ was first published in French as Poésies pour la vie.

Enhanced by illustrations by Montreal artist Manon Gauthier, done in paper collage, coloured pencil and gouache, Tibo celebrates the power and freedom of poetry. He writes ‘Poetry is like a flower that blooms in the rain. Poetry is a mockingbird that wings me away to a land with no pain.’ For early readers with a love of words.”

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All the World a Poem “is a lovely book” says San Francisco Book Review

Posted on November 8th, 2016 by pajamapress

AllTheWorldAPoem_Website2“We rated this book: 

…What is a poem? Does it rhyme or not? Are the verses long or short? There is no simple answer, and this book doesn’t really purport to answer that question. What it does is introduce to children the idea of poetry being everywhere and found in so many gifts of nature—flowers, the sky, birds, the ocean, and more. The entire book is written in a variety of poetic forms, some rhymed, some not, but all quite accessible to children.

Author Gilles Tibo has written a charming picture book that will help youngsters find their way to poetry as both readers and writers of the form. The writing is fun and whimsical and lyrical. The illustrations by Manon Gauthier—a combination of several media including collage, pencil, and gouache—are absolutely charming and match the whimsicality of the text. This book will find its way into a great many classrooms and school libraries, but it deserves to be in lots of children’s homes as well. This is a lovely book.”
—Rosi Hollinbeck

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All the World a Poem gets a positive review from Ingram Library Services

Posted on November 7th, 2016 by pajamapress

AllTheWorldAPoem_Website2“A picture book of poetry for the very young takes the reader from butterfly wings to the sea, from grazing sheep to the stars above, and from the silence of the night to sharing with their best friend. Lyrics, some rhyming some not, bring wonder and beauty of nature to each page accompanied by light-hearted, earthen-toned paper collage illustrations. Tibo leaves the reader with the message, ‘If all the world is a poem, then anyone can be a poet!’ This title fits nicely into any poetry unit for early childhood and primary grades. Recommended for ages 5 to 8.”
—Jeanne Martin, M.Ed., Collection Development

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All the World a Poem “celebrat[es] poetry as diverse as the poets who write it”

Posted on September 2nd, 2016 by pajamapress

AllTheWorldAPoem_Website2I am totally in love with All the World a Poem, a celebration of the poetry in the world and the world that’s in poetry, written by Gilles Tibo and illustrated by Manon Gauthier, both award-winners in Quebec and internationally. And now their book has been beautifully translated into English by Erin Woods, whose task fascinates me in what it means to translate a poem, poems being is so intrinsically about their language….

Each spread is a different poem celebrating poetry as diverse as the poets who write it, and sometime the poetry is literal (concrete?) and sometimes the poetry is simple (not simple) wonder at the world around one, ephemeral moments and fleeting flyaway things….

…The poems themselves all sophisticated and yet accessible, like the illustrations with their childlike renderings and the richness of texture. Inspiring young readers to see the poetry at work in life and the world, to read it, and maybe even to sit down and write it.

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