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‘If All the World Were…’ by Joseph Coelho and Allison Colpoys

Joseph Coelho has perfectly captured the sensitivity of talking about death and dying to very young children through his new book, If All The World Were. A book which is moving yet lyrical, gentle and softly spoken.

Coelho’s book is about a young girl’s love for her Grandfather. She recalls moments of their life together and the cherished memories left behind which she openly sees in her everyday life. Through beautiful vivid drawings, Allison Colpoys illustrations softly highlight the girl’s tender memories of her grandfather. They weave poetly through the writings of Coelho making this book one of my favourites I’ve read this year.

If All The World Were is a lovely story to share with children of all ages. You will have tears in your eyes throughout but it is such an important feeling to be raised with the young.

If All The World Were can be purchsed directly from the publisher Quarto Kids here.

Vanessa x


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