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Children Just Like Me: Celebrations! Hardcover – October 6, 1997
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Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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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.
The only doubtful thing about this book is that the mix of different religions isn't very good. Most celebrations are Christian or Hindu - only one is Muslim and none is purely Buddhist. That's a bit of a pity. Anyway, great book.
Four years later, I'm adding this paragraph to this review. I continue to use this book with my now 5 and 9 year old children. It's an fun way for them to learn a little more about families who live in countries that we learn about. It's easy to read something in this book that leads to a much wider discussion. They also remember a lot of details from this book that they bring up at other times, such as "People from _____ live in _______ kinds of houses!"
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THis is a great book. I like having it around so my kids can see other kids around the world and how they live (through a book). Read morePublished 20 days ago by NLev
LOVE this book! Your kids will enjoy it for years at any age! This is my third (!) time buying it after it's been so well loved:-)Published 2 months ago by Orna Harel
Beautiful book but the cover arrived torn on the back. Thankfully, it is a hard back so the book was intact.Published 2 months ago by Ana Paula
LOVE this book. It was recommended to supplement our social studies home school curriculum and its amazing. I highly recommend it!Published 3 months ago by CrunchyMama
I love this book, beautiful pictures, beautiful stories. I have given this book many times as a children's gift.Published 4 months ago by Ginny Moreno
my kids love reading about all these kids from other cultures. Its been very educational for them and for me!Published 4 months ago by Megan L. DeMotte