I ordered this book for my granddaughters to read, and the moment I took it out of the box, I knew I had made a good choice. The cover is colorful and filled with drawings of people, animals, and places all over the world. It’s a pretty book with an inviting format that will surely appeal to children in middle childhood.
The writer begins his walk in NYC, and right away I noticed the ubiquitous yellow taxi that’s associated with the Big Apple. There is a big hotel, a bridge (Brooklyn?), and the last few letters of a museum (GENHEIM). Right away I noticed the flaps that hid other scenes, and I knew that kids would love this.
From New York, the traveler goes to France where he says, “Merci,” and before the day ends, he hears gondoliers greeting him with,”Ciao!" in Italy. Traveling on, he hears samba drums and bhangra beats, sees brilliant saris and relaxed beach bums, and experiences drizzly streets in England and neon signs in Japan. While I was able to recognize the scenes because of travel and reading, a young child might need a little help in figuring out some countries, like where the "onion domes and cozy homes" are.
Sometimes children (adults too!) think their little corner of the world is “the world,” but this book tells a different tale. While the book demonstrates that although we all have different languages and different ways to live and work and play, we are a lot more similar than dissimilar.
- Hardcover: 24 pages
- Publisher: Big Picture Pr; Ltf edition (8 October 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0763668958
- ISBN-13: 978-0763668952
- Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 1.8 x 31 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 590 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 149,351 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)