All Alone

Kevin Henkes, Author, Kevin Henkes, Illustrator
Kevin Henkes, Author, Kevin Henkes, Illustrator Greenwillow Books $16.99 (40p) ISBN 978-0-06-054115-6
Reviewed on: 05/01/2003
Release date: 05/01/2003
Kevin Henkes offers a meditative reflection on the joys of solitude in his first book, All Alone, originally published more than 20 years ago. A boy contemplates the joys of using his imagination-""When I'm alone,/ I can change my size any way I like./ I can be tall enough to taste the sky""-ultimately concluding that being all alone is fun ""for just a while."" Watercolor-and-colored-pencil art complements the gentle text with timeless images of nature and wonder.
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