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Eye-catching, cheerful collage illustrations, created with fabric, paper, mesh, string, and felt, depict happy faces exuding plenty of personality. This book will appeal to youngsters, and teachers may find it works as a prompt to classroom discussions about diversity.

This book offers a multitude of possibilities for multicultural studies with young children.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Lexile Measure: 460 (What's this?)
  • Series: Around the World
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Kids Can Press (February 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1553376846
  • ISBN-13: 978-1553376842
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 0.1 x 12 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #84,522 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A colorful and informative book for youngsters that points out the many similarities shared by children living around the world. Children may look differently and speak in one or more foreign languages but children everywhere, rich or poor, are loved by their families. In short and simple sentences each of the book's featured children relates something about their country, their family and home, their religion, school, food and customs ... and their favorite thing be it a favorite pet or sport. It's sort of the information they might share with a pen pal.

You can easily come up with ways to expand upon the material found in the book ....

As you and your child read the book it might be fun if the whole family were to take part, perhaps setting aside one night a week or a couple of times s month when you or your spouse cooks a special ethnic dish and family members (or at least the children) each wear a piece of clothing similar to that of the child/family currently being studied. Perhaps everyone could learn a couple of phrases such as 'Good Morning, Good Night, How Are You, and Thank You'. And maybe an older sibling could do some additional research on the internet ... and find an interesting fact to share, for example: "And did you know little Sis that every little girl in that country is given a blue toy on her sixth birthday?" And then your older son or daughter could hand your little girl a blue toy pig even though it isn't her birthday.
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Very informative book. My daughter loves it and every night I read 2 pages to her. It would be even better if it contains more children from more countries because it became repetitive after a few days.
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I am a kindergarten teacher and used this book to teach my students abut diversity and different cultures. It is perfect for this age and grade level. I really recommend it because it's not too wordy and the pictures are lovely.
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Excellent introduction to the global human community. My grandchildren enjoy this book a lot. They are "globals" living in a transnational family, so this book reinforces their personal experience with racial, cultural - linguistic and religious - diversity that surrounds them in their everyday lives.
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My 3rd graders loved this book and look at it everyday. It is very detailed and engages kids to learn more about different cultures.
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My kindergarten class travels the world with little pretend passports throughout the year. This book is a perfect introduction to show that there are many children around the world who live the same in some ways and different in others to us.
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By kpagan on August 17, 2012
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I was looking for a book just like this for my peek prek 3 class. we are learning about kids from around the world this yr. and going to be introducing a globe. this book is so helpful to do this with, on their level, great pictures.
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I purchased this book for a great-grandchild who lives in another state, and wasn't sure it would be suitable for her age. Her mother tells me she can't quite understand it yet, but she (the mother) is able to help her to understand in an appropriate way as much as she is able. As she grows older this book will be fine for her. The little girl's mother (my granddaughter) is very happy with this book as she wants her daughter to grow up having some knowledge of other cultures in the world.
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