If All the World Were... by Joseph Coelho
  

If All the World Were...

Written by Joseph Coelho
Illustrated by Allison Colpoys

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June 2018 Debut of the Month | Joseph Coelho dedicates this lovely picture book to ‘everyone who misses someone’ and it’s particularly apposite for any child who has recently lost a grandparent. The story is narrated by a little girl who describes happy times with her grandad, ordinary everyday experiences interspersed with vivid metaphor, ‘if all the world were deep space, I’d orbit my grandad like the moon and our laughs would be shooting stars’. As the story continues, it’s clear Grandad has died, but writing down her memories ensures he will always be with her. Joseph Coelho is a fine poet and this is a joy to read aloud; Allison Colpoy’s illustrations make it beautiful to look at too and it deserves a place in every child’s collection. ~ Andrea Reece

Reader Reviews

In addition to our LoveReading expert opinion some of our LoveReading4Kids Reader Review Panel members were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • Edith and Cecilia, ages 5 & 2.5 - 'My girls are lucky enough to have both sets of grandparents alive and well but this book handles a tricky subject well and with beautiful illustrations.'
  • Abidah & Amatullah Khatun, ages 2 and 8 - 'A memorable book explaining the death of a loved one.'
  • Abbie Collings, age 6 - 'A lovely book about the things a girl does with her grandad over the seasons and the memories they create together.'

Synopsis

If All the World Were... by Joseph Coelho

A moving, lyrical picture book about a young girl's love for her granddad and how she copes when he dies, written by poet and playwright Joseph Coelho. This beautifully illustrated, powerful and ultimately uplifting text is the ideal way to introduce children to the concept of death and dying, particularly children who have lost a grandparent.

About the Author

Joseph Coelho

JOSEPH COELHO is a performance poet and playwright. He has written plays for the Polka Theatre, the Lyric, Hammersmith, and the Unicorn Theatre. He performs his poetry shows with the UK's top performance poetry organisation, Apples and Snakes, visiting venues across the UK. Joseph's poems have appeared in many anthologies, including Green Glass Beads by Jacqueline Wilson and The Works 6, edited by Pie Corbett, but Werewolf Club is his first solo collection. He lives in Folkestone, Kent.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 0 to 5 years

Author

Joseph Coelho
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Author's Website

joseph-coelho.com/

Publisher

Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

7th June 2018

ISBN

9781786030597

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