Review: All Fall Down

Title: All Fall Down
Author: Mary Brigid Barrett
Illustrator: Leuyen Pham
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Year: 2014
Board book: 16 pages
Ages: 0 – 3
IBSN: 978-0763644307


Barrett's entertaining nursery rhymes show how toddlers have a blast building and destroying things. The toddlers in All Fall Down build a tower block, a boat, a food cake, and play "Ring the Rosie". The fun part is that all fall down!


Barrett's nursery rhymes show toddlers doing the common activity of building and destroying their creations. Interestingly, Pham's illustrations are not ordinary because they represent racially and ethnically diverse children. This board book is good for introducing babies and toddlers to the world's diversity. What is more, some children will be able to identify themselves for the first time in the illustrations of a book.


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