All Creatures Great and Small
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all!
A lush little board book edition of the beloved hymn.
Naoko Stoop's charming art, with an array of cuddly animals and an adorable little girl, captures the sweet spirit of the lyrics, which offer praise for nature, beauty, and the glory of all creation. The girl, accompanied everywhere by a cute monkey, wanders through glowing fields of flowers, where birds fly and nest; purple mountains with a flowing river where ducks make their home; and lush butterfly-filled meadows, perfect for playing. This is a gorgeous book for parents and children to share.
Raised in Tokyo, Japan, and a resident of Brooklyn, New York, Naoko Stoop is a self-taught artist who paints on wood or other found materials. All Creatures Great and Small is the first board book Naoko has illustrated; she is now at work on a companion board book for Sterling, Noah's Ark, which will be released in Spring 2013. Naoko's first picture book, Red Knit Cap Girl, which she both wrote and illustrated, will be released by Little, Brown in June 2012. Naoko Stoop exhibits her art in several galleries, and sells her prints in her Etsy shop (etsy.com/shop/naokosstoop). You can read Naoko's blog
(naokosstoop.blogspot.com/); check out her collection online (brownpaperbagcollection.com/page/cover.php); and follow her on Twitter (twitter.com/#!/naokosstoop).
“This well-known hymn is considered a particularly accessible one for children. Here the words are matched by Stoop's charming pictures painted on wood. Pictures of 'all things wise and wonderful' feature a little girl and her monkey surrounded by an elephant, a giraffe, a rhino, bears, rabbits, and birds. They cavort throughout the day and enjoy the pleasures of the natural world until night falls. With two lines to a sturdy page, this board book will be a nice introduction to the song for the very youngest.” --Booklist