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Title:
Everything is connected
ISBN:
9781611806311
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Boulder : Bala Kids, 2019.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
Highlights the many ways we are all linked to the world around us.
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680L Lexile
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Summary

Summary

Everything is connected. And since you are part of everything, You are connected to everything. You?re connected to happy, connected to sad, to the past, to the future, and to all the thoughts you have had. From pharaohs, Ben Franklin, T. Rex, and ancient Greece to love, poverty, hunger, and peace-this magical story shows us the many unexpected ways we are all connected to everyone and everything. Playful illustrations and funny, rhyming text show readers all of the many ways we are linked to every big, small, hairy, slimy, snuggly, scaly, floppy, flappy, bristly, buzzy, beautiful creature on Earth.


Author Notes

JASON GRUHL believes that all kids are smart, brave, kind, and creative, and he writes books to help them remember that. Originally from Minnesota, he lives in Colorado with his family. Jason looks for the connection in everything because it's always there . . . if you open your eyes.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

One of Bala Kids's inaugural releases, this waggish picture book takes its title to heart, emphasizing readers' connection to an eclectic roundup of people, objects, and phenomena. The narrative, which features a varying rhyme scheme and a peppy rhythm, begins with kids' relationship with their own bodies, then spans out to illuminate their kinship with family and those they know ("You're connected to friends/ and to teachers at school,/ and even to people you/ don't think are cool") and don't know ("You're connected to people in Denver and Maine,/ in Paris and Baghdad, to strangers in Spain"). A menagerie of animals follows, culminating in a quirky conclusion: "But, you see, we're connected./ We all play a part./ In life we're the same,/ we're all blobfish at heart!" Without interrupting the upbeat vibe, Gruhl incorporates some less-than-rosy associations, noting that though people are connected to such positive human-made things as toys, books, and prayers, we also contend with bullies, lies, and pollution. In sync with the freewheeling text, Font's stylized pictures, many with stark black backdrops, usher this metaphysical story to an open-ended, empowering finale. Ages 4-8. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.