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LeUyen Pham’s adorable, vibrant illustrations bring Mary Brigid Barrett’s singsong text to life in a board book for the very young.
From a bright tower made of blocks to a boisterous family playing a game of Ring Around the Rosie, there are many ways to join things together — and watch them tumble in a delightful heap!
About the Author
Mary Brigid Barrett has written and illustrated many award-winning picture and board books, including Shoebox Sam. In addition, she served as creative editor for Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out and The Exquisite Corpse Adventure, published by Candlewick Press. She is the president and executive director of The National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance. She lives in Lincoln, Massachusetts.
LeUyen Pham is the author-illustrator of Big Sister, Little Sister and has illustrated many other books for children, including the New York Times bestseller Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio. With Candlewick Press, she illustrated God’s Dream by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Douglas Carlton Abrams and Aunt Mary’s Rose by Douglas Wood. She lives in San Francisco.
Barrett celebrates lightly destructive fun of all kinds, whether it involves toy blocks, sticks and stones, or dinner... Working in gouache, Pham offers a multicultural crew of kids who couldn’t be more excited about building things up and then sending them flying.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
[B]uoyant energy and equally diverse cast. ... [Y]oungesters will recognize the exuberance represented here as their own. With its companion title, a playful romp in a please-touch-and-explore world.
Each scenario is illustrated with Pham’s exuberant artwork, featuring bright colors and happy children. ... Barrett has stayed faithful to the rhythm of the original rhymes, making [All Fall Down] easy to read and enjoyable to hear.
—School Library Journal