cover image All Alone

All Alone

Kevin Henkes. Greenwillow Books, $16.99 (40pp) ISBN 978-0-06-054115-6

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.