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All We Need (Hardcover)
For fans of All the World and Love, a poetic story that celebrates the littlest things we all need to be happy -- and the beauty of sharing with others when we have more to give.
Each bustling day in our busy world, we can take a moment to appreciate the little things. From the simplest essentials like air and water to the wonderful warmth of family, friends, and neighbors, there is so much in life to be thankful for.
Kathy Wolff's melodic verse and Margaux Meganck's lush and cozy city scenes follow three families through moments of daily discovery and joy, culminating in a celebration of community and giving.
When we have all we need, plus a little to spare, the only need left . . . is to share.
About the Author
Kathy Wolff lives in Overland Park, Kansas with her husband and her two funny kids. She attempts to balance writing, mom-ing, and greeting-card making . . . all while trying to remember not to forget anything.
“Adults and children appreciate one another as well as the resources that make their bodies, minds, and spirits grow. . . . The serene, colorful pictures turn the poetic text into a narrative, as the characters go home, make food, and come together again in a large community gathering once all needs are met, because “the only need left… / …is to share.” The lyrical text is a delight to read aloud, and the layout invites young readers to participate by guessing the word to be found on the next page-and, inevitably, memorizing them after the multiple reads that are bound to happen with this mesmerizing book. All we need. . . is to read (this book!).” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“Humorous... a lighthearted, amusing portrayal of routines.” —Booklist on WHAT GEORGE FORGOT
“Haphazard and silly . . . A clever way to usher kids to the bus with a smile.” —Kirkus Reviews on WHAT GEORGE FORGOT
“The bright, textured, and expressive illustrations depict a diverse and multigenerational neighborhood community and beautifully complement the story.” —School Library Journal on THE MARVELOUS MUSTARD SEED
“Meganck's handsome paintings of diverse characters and present-day settings may help readers find greater connections to their messages about value, faithfulness, and appreciation.” —Publishers Weekly on WHO COUNTS: 100 SHEEP, 10 COINS, AND 2 SONS