This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from around the World (Easy Reader Books, Children Around the World Books, Preschool Prep Books)

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Product Description Handpicked by Amazon kids’ books editor, Seira Wilson, for Prime Book Box – a children’s subscription that inspires a love of reading. 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. Perfect for kids learning about new cultures and customs Educates children on the importance of similarities and differences Gives kids a unique look into the lives of others across the globe If you enjoyed Carson Ellis' Home, you're sure to enjoy the window into the world provided by This is How We Do It. This children's picture book is ideal for parents or teachers looking for the following: World Book for Kids Travel Book for Kids Beginning Reading Books Cultures for Kids Books Families Around the World Books From School Library Journal K-Gr 3—An illustrated take on how seven real kids from different countries go about a typical day. Each spread introduces a new topic (family, teachers, chores, dinner, play, etc.) and dedicates a panel to each child, identified by country, with glossary words underlined ("Iran: I live in a second-floor apartment in the city of Gorgan, close to the Caspian Sea."). Lamothe was able to create the digitally rendered illustrations based on photos sent to him by the families featured (a family photo for each child is included at the end). The muted palette in combination with the level of detail makes for a pleasing visual experience. An ending spread with a night sky scattered with stars and a glowing full moon is accompanied by the words, "This is my night sky," hinting that though these kids may lead very different lives, they all sleep under the same sky. In the "Meet the Families" section, Lamothe emphasizes that "not everyone in Peru likes to play soccer, and not everyone in Japan eats fish for breakfast," smartly communicating that the work is just one representation of much larger, complex communities. Endpapers provide a visual map of each child's name and country, including a cameo of the author. VERDICT A good purchase to refresh social science and geography collections.—Melissa Smith, Royal Oak Public Library, MI Review "A good title for a read-aloud, as well as for the study of world communities."- School Library Connection "A global introduction that goes beyond the usual symbols and sights."-Kirkus Reviews Read On Wisconsin! State Reading List 2018-2019 Booklist Editor's Choice "This is exactly the sort of book I love getting for my kids."--Jason Kottke, "Readers will enjoy making cultural comparisons . . . as they follow each child through his or her day."- The Horn Book Magazine, starred review "My kids get to see that their way of life isn't the only way. And that's a really important lesson. For us all."-- Cool Mom Picks "I LOVE this book. Consider it an essential for any children's library."-- Design Mom "Helps children understand the world more globally."-- Charlotte News & Observer About the Author Matt Lamothe is one third of the award-winning design company ALSO as well as the coauthor of The Exquisite Book, The Where, the Why and the How, and The Who, the What, and the When. He lives in Chicago.
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