All Things Bright and Beautiful

by Cecil Frances Alexander and Ashley Bryan

Ashley Bryan’s stylized construction paper artwork demonstrates “all... read more

Ashley Bryan’s stylized construction paper artwork demonstrates “all things bright and beautiful,” serving as the backdrop to the lyrics of Cecil F. Alexander’s famous hymn. Large, sparse text floats across pages that teem with animals, plants, landscapes, and people of various cultures. Bryan’s colorful and inviting interpretation of Alexander’s hymn shows an enthusiasm for diversity as well as an ability to unify. This affirming, ebullient picture book also includes a brief note on Alexander, and “All Things Bright and Beautiful” hymn notation. (Ages 2–8)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2011

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