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If All the World Were...

Joseph Coelho, Allison Colpoys

A moving, lyrical picture book about a young girl’s love for her granddad and how she copes when he dies, written by poet and playwright Joseph Coelho.

This beautifully illustrated, powerful and ultimately uplifting text is the ideal way to introduce children to the concept of death and dying, particularly children who have lost a grandparent.

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Reader Reviews


04 March 2020

I shared this book with an adult who has learning disabilities and their response was amazing, Their Mum has recently died and I hoped this book would be helpful. Although they didn’t know all the words, the illustrations had such an impact on them; the colours are beautiful and the pictures really draw you in. It was so good to see them smiling when turning a page giving a small gasp and saying, ‘this is a lovely picture’. It gave us a way to talk about memories in a a very open way. Such a clever book. Thank you.


27 August 2020

Very special book.

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