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If All the World Were

A lyrical picture book about a young girl’s love for her Grandad and how, through memories, love can live on.

If all the world were memories

   The past would be rooms I could visit

   And in each room would be my Grandad “                   

Exploring big issues with sensitivity

The story is structured around the seasons; in spring grandad and granddaughter walk hand- in-hand exploring ‘the budding springtime.’

If all the world were springtime

   I would replant my grandad’s birthdays

   So that he would never get old

By winter we’ve discovered the small things they enjoy together and the colours the child associates with these.  When he is gone, she is left with ‘A Kaleidoscope of memories.’

Written by an acclaimed poet and illustrated by award-winning artist  

Joseph Coelho’s debut children’s collection Werewolf Club Rules won the 2015 CLPE CLiPPA Poetry Award. Overheard in a Tower Block was shortlisted for the CLiPPA Poetry Award 2018, longlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal and chosen for the 2018 Empathy Guide.         A Year of Nature Poems is published in 2019.

Allison Colpoys is an award-winning book designer and illustrator. If All the World Were is nominated for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2019.

 If All the World Were with its powerful and ultimately uplifting text, is a gentle and sensitive way to start a conversation about death with very young children. 

Competition closing date

Sunday, 13 January 2019 - 12:00am

Competition prize

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