All Welcome Here
With gorgeous multimedia paintings-and-collages by acclaimed artist Mary GrandPre, James Preller's All Welcome Here promises to be an evergreen gift picture book for children about to take the big leap into their first days of school.The bus door swishesOpen, an invitation.Someone is not sure . . .The first day of school and all its excitement, challenges, and yes, anxieties, are celebrated here in connected haiku poems. A diverse cast of characters all start--and finish--their first days of school, and have experiences that all children will relate to.

All Welcome Here Details

TitleAll Welcome Here
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJun 16th, 2020
PublisherFeiwel Friends
ISBN-139781250155887
Rating
GenreChildrens, Picture Books, Poetry

All Welcome Here Review

  • Cadence
    January 1, 1970
    "I liked that all the people were nice to each other and that they liked school. I liked that they all stayed quiet during reading time, because I like to read when it's quiet too. I liked the girls hair, jewelry and clothes and all the bright colors. I liked that they had fun and wanted to go back to school the next day. Funny Nate had milk come out of his nose and other friends shared cake. There was a girl who looked like Violet from The Incredibles when she would hide behind her hair." -Cade "I liked that all the people were nice to each other and that they liked school. I liked that they all stayed quiet during reading time, because I like to read when it's quiet too. I liked the girls hair, jewelry and clothes and all the bright colors. I liked that they had fun and wanted to go back to school the next day. Funny Nate had milk come out of his nose and other friends shared cake. There was a girl who looked like Violet from The Incredibles when she would hide behind her hair." -Cadee, age 7
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  • Conley
    January 1, 1970
    "I did not like the bear on the reading rug [illustrated as imagination] but I did like rest of that story." -Conley, age 4
  • Kyle
    January 1, 1970
    Two veteran children's authors/artists present a fun book celebrating the first day of school. The story is written in the form of interconnected haiku poems by James Preller that lead the child through packing up for the first day of school all the way to back home at the end of the day exploring all the familiar sights and experiences a child faces during the first day of school. The poems are enhanced by the vibrant artwork of Mary Grandpre. The artwork is colorful and full of energy matching Two veteran children's authors/artists present a fun book celebrating the first day of school. The story is written in the form of interconnected haiku poems by James Preller that lead the child through packing up for the first day of school all the way to back home at the end of the day exploring all the familiar sights and experiences a child faces during the first day of school. The poems are enhanced by the vibrant artwork of Mary Grandpre. The artwork is colorful and full of energy matching nicely with the speed and energy of the haiku much like the energy of a first day at school. This book serves as a wonderful introduction to what the first day of school will be like for the nervous first timer easing the nerves with the fun art and words.
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  • Sarah Hannah
    January 1, 1970
    Hard pass. The illustrations make me really uncomfortable—something about the size of the faces and the composition, plus the over saturation of the colors. Not a fan. And this text! Have you ever thought about how it might be vaguely problematic how often haiku are removed from their Japanese roots and become playthings in classrooms (I am oversimplifying)? Here’s the result of that. These “poems” are the weakest excuses for a haiku. They don’t tell a good story OR respect poetry. Fail.
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  • Jenny Claiborne
    January 1, 1970
    I received an ARC from School Library Journal and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.This is a great first day of school book. Fun, bright, colorful illustrations. Great use of fonts throughout the book to invoke certain feelings about activities the kids encounter. I love the diversity included in the classroom. We will definitely add this to our library's collection!
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  • Anthony
    January 1, 1970
    It's the first day of school and all in attendance are full of excitement and tension as the newness and the familiar and unfamiliar greets each individual as the day proceeds. Surprises, and new friends are made as the school day ends.
  • Michelle
    January 1, 1970
    Thanks to SLJ for a review copy of this book.This picture book follows students throughout their school day, It teaches children how fun school is, and at the end, the students want to come back for more fun tomorrow.
  • Lisa Momblanco
    January 1, 1970
    I loved the cover of this book! I also enjoyed how many of the pages had the words written inside the pictures and around items really bringing it to life.
  • Goshen PL Childrens
    January 1, 1970
    I received an ARC from School Library Journal in exchange for an honest review.Verdict: Hard pass
  • Chance Lee
    January 1, 1970
    All are welcome... except Harold, the boy who quacks like a duck. "Yikes, he's in my class!"
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