All Alone

Written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes

When you are alone, you can do all sorts of things—pretend you are tiny (or enormous), hear things other people can’t hear, and see things they can’t see. Being alone—every once in a while—is just fine.

All Alone was Kevin Henkes’s first picture book.


“This brief and charming picture book explores the experience of being by one’s self not as something to be feared but as a time to think and feel and to look at things in a new way. The author’s sensitive illustrations carry out the idea perfectly.”  – The New Yorker


Publishers Weekly Best Book
School Library Journal Best Book
New York Time Best Illustrated Book
New York Public Library’s “One Hundrerd Titles for Reading and Sharing”
Caldecott Medal
ALA Notable Children’s Book
Bulletin Blue Ribbon (The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books)
Texas 2X2 Reading List
Charlotte Zolotow Award
Book Sense Pick