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Children Just Like Me: A Unique Celebration of Children Around the World Hardcover – September 9, 1995


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 80 pages
  • Publisher: DK CHILDREN (September 9, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0789402017
  • ISBN-13: 978-0789402011
  • Product Dimensions: 12.2 x 9.7 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #28,929 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Grade 3-6?A delightful, attractive look at children from around the world. The authors spent two years meeting and photographing youngsters from every continent and more than 140 countries. The volume is divided by continent, which is introduced with photos of children, their names, and nationalities. Then a double-page spread features pictures of each child's food, eating utensils, housing, school, friends, and family. The text gives the young people a chance to comment on their favorite games, friends, and hopes for the future. The final section includes excerpts from the Kindersleys' travel diary. This book is factual, respectful, and insightful. It provides just the right balance of information and visual interest for the intended audience.?Joan Soulliere, Wenham Public Library, MA
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The candid, approachable text, accompanying quotes, and nuggets of information make the lives of these children as vivid as a friend's. -- Family Fun

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This my 5 year old daughters favorite book.
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There are enough pictures and information in this book to capture children's attention and keep them focused.
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It's a great book to teach children of all ages about life in other cultures.
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47 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Rachel E. Watkins on November 7, 2002
Format: Hardcover
This book is a collection of children around the world and is a wonderfull way to introduce your children to how people live around the world. Children of many different religious, finantial(very poor to quite wealthy), and ethnic backgrounds are given introduction within.
You and your kids will meet children like Carlitos, a boy who lives on an Argintine ranch in a three bedroom house and rides horses and drinks Mate tea. -- Or Suchart, from Thiland, a 12 year old budhist monk in training who lives in a small hut on stilts, has no toys, and starts his day begging for alms in his small village. He likes the cats who live in the temple, and is always losing his sandals because he has to take them off before he goes into the temple and forgets where he left them. -- And Thi Lien, in Vietnam who wears beautiful batik died traditional clothes made by her mother, helps feed the families chickens and harvest rice, and collects firewood. -- And Celina, who lives in the Amazon Rain Forrest of Brazil in a mud brick two room hut. She likes to paint herself with die made from a local root every day, and has never worn shoes. She likes to take the canoe out on the river her family lives near.
There is information about each child's favorite activities, what they eat, what they wear, pictures of thier home, family members, religious practices, and special things about thier cultures. This book has many children from Australia, Africa, The Americas, The Philipenes, Europe, Asia, India, and more. I have enjoyed looking at all the childred in this book and reading about how they live. Even though it's for children, anyone can enjoy this book. I only wish it had more children to meet. This book shows how children and people everywhere have the same thoughts, and fun, even though they may live in vastly different conditions.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By tracy l boucher on July 26, 2002
Format: Hardcover
I just got my book in the mail today. I bought the book because I homeschool my 6 yr. old daughter and thought that this book would shed some light on the subject of other countries and the way they live. The book is absolutely beautiful. Each page has information and pictures of where the children live, the climate, friends, family, where they go to school, food they eat, animals, what type of work their family does. This is a book that is suppose to be for children, yet I found myself wanting to creep off into the next room to look at the book alone. I even took the book to my dad's house and he liked it so much that I left it for him to look at. I would highly recommend this book for any age. Once you get it, you wont want to give it up. I believe my daughter will relate better to this book than any other book, because it deals with kids her own age. Make the investment. You wont regret it.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Monica G Driggers on February 5, 2005
Format: Hardcover
In a world where we're all struggling to be a little bit more compassionate towards each other, this book is a must-have. My daughter got it when she was 3 and stared in fascination at the wonderful, clear pictures of children from all over the world. (One bonus is that this is a book that kids can "read" themselves.) Now that she's 4 she looks at the pictures and connects them to places on the globe with glee. She seems to delight in feeling a real connection to children from all over the world. Sharing this book with my child is always a wonderful experience - we discover something new each time.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 11, 2000
Format: Hardcover
I bought this book for my daughter who is adopted from China, and I subsequently bought it for five or six other children and am buying it again. It's great for kids of all ages. My daughter is four and loves paging through it, asking questions about the children. It is especially good for adopted children from China because the page about the girl in China tells about how in China they may only have one child. I highly recommend this book!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Picky Mom on June 26, 2006
Format: Hardcover
My son got this book when he was barely 3. He loved it from the first day, even though it is written for a much older child. Now almost 5, he still loves this book---he will spend a full hour with it, examining every page, peering at the details, noting each child's way of life. In a small way, it has exposed him to ways of life he'd never otherwise know at his age.
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48 of 60 people found the following review helpful By J. Gilhooly on May 2, 2011
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I bought this book recently to supplement my primary schooler's global cultures education. Something I did not note before purchase was the publishing date of 1995. Many of the pictures are in fact outdated now. But my chief complaint is that the buyer understand as I did not- this is not an atlas-accurate depiction of children by percent population in each country; it is actually more a compilation of minority cultures. The example children from the United States reveals this. For example, p. 6-7 show sample kids from several countries, some with typical appearances and names for their country like Yannis from Greece, Guo Shuang from China etc, but the US shows five children: two which appear hispanic (Nicole and Carlos), one eskimo, one unusual-looking chunky caucasian girl and one African American male with a seriously outdated hairdo and parachute pants. On the Americas page there is an entire line up of children, 24 in all, and only two caucasian kids in the whole line-up, which is a little odd. There are two eskimo children given two whole pages from the US and Canada (no other children from Canada- apparently they are all Inuit), where other countries with proportionately way more children like China do not get that much coverage. I unfortunately cannot tell if the children from the other countries are represented correctly, but the US is over-represented in general, as all the other countries have only 1 or 2 children. Tbe publishers should have left out so many extraneous US children, two children of ANY race would've been sufficient. I guess Australia's in the same boat as Canada as the only child represented is Aborigine, which is great to learn about, but not entirely a fair depiction of the continent. Oh well.Read more ›
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