Puck & Pearl: Exploring Childhood & Parenting

Puck & Pearl

All The World….by Liz Garton Scanlon

Rock, stone, pebble, sand
Body, shoulder, arm, hand
A moat to dig, a shell to keep,
All the world is wide and deep.

I love this book for All Ages….

My firstborn loved it, and gazed at its pages for the first year of his life. It was the focal point of his bed-time routine.

My second born is lulled by it as I recite the rhymes to her every night.

My husband and I both know it by heart and we take turns reciting line after line, as though playing ping-pong with the lyrics.

It speaks to me too…to the part that is touched by existence. It starts with a rock, and ends with “all of us”. Moms and dads and papas are all in this book. Gardens, and cars, birds, flowers, and flour. There is buzzing and there is stillness.

Our copy of this book is tattered- our love for it shows clearly for all the wear and tear.

I need to remember to buy another copy. But, really, who am I kidding? The poetry of this book has jumped off the pages, and become part of the fabric of our being.

I recommend All the World
as a gift to a newborn or to anyone wishing to enhance their first year’s nursery experience.

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