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“There is considerable usage potential here, from art projects to classroom community projects to diversity awareness projects…there's also plenty of pleasure to be found just in sharing the thoughtful story and perusing the artwork.” ―BCCB
“Young readers will close the book longing to have a friend from another place; for schools with global partnerships, this will be a go-to book for introducing these projects to classrooms.” ―Horn Book Magazine
“The imaginative multimedia illustrations, drawn in an animated, childlike style, add vibrant color and rich details to the story. Kostecki-Shaw presents a meaningful message of inclusivity in this engaging title.” ―SLJ
“Working in exuberantly detailed spreads with a playful sense of proportion and perspective, she [Kostecki-Shaw] immerses readers in her heroes' worlds, showing them as confident navigators of even the busiest landscapes. On every page, readers will sense they're in the company of a generous, open-minded talent.” ―PW
“Purposeful, but saved from didacticism by the sheer exuberance of the illustrations; the accessible text introduces the idea of traditional two-way communication and demonstrates just how small our world can be.” ―Kirkus
Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw is the author and illustrator of My Travelin' Eye. She is a freelance illustrator who studied at the Kansas City Art Institute and The Illustration Academy. She lives in the mountains of Northern New Mexico with her family.
Loved it! Beautiful illustrations! I love the story plot and the message it conveys. Good discussion starter for a classroom or with your child.Published 12 days ago by Zoraida Rivas
Very cute book. Made a lot lesson plans for one unit using this book.Published 13 months ago by Robyn Downey
Great book to use teaching compare and contrast to my 3rd graders.Published 14 months ago by A. Leland
The theme of this book was overshadowed by a couple of other books we bought at the same time, but I believe that the message that we are all really the same even though our... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Mark R. Bowen
My daughter is 7 and in first grade. Although completely capable, she showed no interest in reading until her school librarian read her class this book! Read morePublished 22 months ago by artgirl68
This is a great book on diversity and the world. Great pictures and fun language for kids. This books makes a great gift.Published on June 5, 2013 by Stacey T
Two boys, one in the U.S. and one in India, are penpals, exchanging letters about their lives. They (and the reader) learn that despite living in two different places, their lives... Read morePublished on May 7, 2013 by Heidi G
This is a sweet and well written book with terrific illustrations. And as a retired teacher, I see a wonderful opportunity for elementary teachers to use this if they study... Read morePublished on March 25, 2013 by Carol Ekster