All We Know (Hardcover)

By Linda Ashman, Jane Dyer (Illustrator)

HarperCollins, 9780061689581, 40pp.

Publication Date: March 8, 2016

List Price: 17.99*
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New York Times bestselling artist Jane Dyer and acclaimed author Linda Ashman collaborate on this tender story of a mother’s unconditional love for her child.

A seed knows how to sprout. A lamb knows how to bleat. A bee knows where the nectar is to make the honey sweet. Stars shine, seasons change, and waves rise and fall. Invoking the majestic beauty of the natural world, a mother affectionately explains that some things just come naturally—like a parent’s love.  

With poignant illustrations and a timeless theme, All We Know celebrates discovery, new life, and above all, the love between parent and child.

About the Author

Linda Ashman has written more than two dozen picture books that have earned her numerous honors and starred reviews and have been included on the "Best of the Year" lists of the New York Times; Parenting, Child, and Cookie magazines; and more. She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with her husband, son, and two dogs.

Jane Dyer is the illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Cookies series by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, as well as numerous other award-winning picture books. She lives and works in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Praise For All We Know

“Ashman’s poetic verses are perfectly complemented by Dyer’s illustrations which portray the natural world realistically. Simply beautiful.”
— Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“The simple yet artful rhymes are made to be read aloud to young listeners sitting on their own parents’ laps. Illustrator Dyer is the go-to artist for the softest and sweetest of artwork featuring young children, and she doesn’t disappoint here.”
— ALA Booklist

“A gentle, heartwarming celebration of the continuity of life and of a parent’s love.”
— Publishers Weekly

This sweet journey of nature and love is wonderfully illustrated with Dyer’s softly artistic and realistic style. She perfectly mirrors the mood and text of the story while providing welcome details and texture. This lovely book is a great read-aloud for storytime or individual sharing.
— School Library Journal