Follow one day in the real lives of seven kids from around the world! This informative and fascinating illustrated book is perfect for learning how children live across the globe.
In Japan, Kei plays Freeze Tag, while in Uganda, Daphine likes to jump rope. While the way they play may differ, the shared rhythm of their days—and this one world we all share—unites them.
From Italy, Japan, Iran, and India to Peru, Uganda, and Russia, author Matt Lamonthe transports readers across the globe and back with this luminous and thoughtful picture book. Getting a glimpse into everyday routines across the culture map provides a window into traditions that may be different from our own as well as mirrors reflecting our common experiences.
GEOGRAPHY FOR KIDS: Children who love learning about new cultures and customs will find a world of fascination in these pages. From food to sports to daily chores, this wonderful nonfiction book for kids features delightful illustrations that are accompanied, in a final section, by photographs of the featured children with their families.
THE WAY THINGS WORK: Inspired by his own travels, author-illustrator Matt Lamonthe created this entertaining resource to educate children on the importance of similarities and differences, and to give them a unique look into the lives and everyday routines of other kids on earth.
ORDINARY PEOPLE CHANGE THE WORLD: A little history of the world shows us that the importance of interconnectedness cannot be underestimated. This book is a treasure that combines the best of children's picture books with a taste of cultural studies sized just right for young readers. "Helps children understand the world more globally."—Charlotte News Observer
- Parents or teachers looking for children's books that explore the world
- Fans of National Geographic Kids magazine and other resources that explore geography and different world cultures
- Readers of books like Everything & Everywhere: A Fact-Filled Adventure for Curious Globe-Trotters and Milo Imagines the World
- Pair with a child's world atlas to create an inspiring and educational gift
About the Author
Matt Lamothe is one third of the award-winning design company ALSO as well as the coauthor of The Exquisite Book, The Where, the Why and the How, and The Who, the What, and the When. He lives in Chicago.
“A global introduction that goes beyond the usual symbols and sights.”-Kirkus Reviews
"Helps children understand the world more globally."--Charlotte News Observer
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"My kids get to see that their way of life isn’t the only way. And that’s a really important lesson. For us all."--Cool Mom Picks
"I LOVE this book. Consider it an essential for any children’s library."--Design Mom
“Readers will enjoy making cultural comparisons . . . as they follow each child through his or her day.”-The Horn Book Magazine, starred review
"This is exactly the sort of book I love getting for my kids."--Jason Kottke, kottke.org
“A good title for a read-aloud, as well as for the study of world communities.”-School Library Connection
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