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Recommended by The New York Times Book Review Editors and authors of How to Raise a Reader.
Ages 3 and up
Follow one day in the real lives of seven kids from around the world—Italy, Japan, Iran, India, Peru, Uganda, and Russia!
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. This genuine exchange provides a window into traditions that may be different from our own as well as mirrors reflecting our common experiences. Inspired by his own travels, Matt Lamonthe transports readers across the globe and back with this luminous and thoughtful picture book.
2017 Booklist Editors' Choice Best Book of the Year
A 2017 Parents' Choice Award Winner
A Junior Library Guild Selection
As a military family who raised our kids in Japan, we LOVED THIS BOOK! My daughter commented, "Look mom, she's from Japan. I can't wait to move back there!" In today's world, it is never too early to teach your children inter-cultural awareness and the beauty and importance of diversity. Every page told a different story about families and children all over the world. We love to travel, and this book really taught my children about the everyday lives of children in different countries. My son said, "Mom, can we visit all of these countries?" A fabulous book to give or receive as a gift. Peeking into the lives of families from other cultures and countries reinforces how our differences aren't things to separate us but to actually bring us closer. We are all much more alike than we think. -Becky, mother to two (ages 7 & 8), Virginia Beach, VA