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) (Hardcover)
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"This delightfully colorful and informative picture book takes the reader inside the life of seven kids in different countries between the age of 7 and 11. We get to see illustrations of their families, their meals, their homes, their commutes, their schools, their experiences and the side by side comparisons really help illuminate how beautifully different and how familiar all of their lives are to each other. The cultures of each of these kids shine bright through the pages as we get a glimpse into their daily routines and learn ‘how they do it."
Follow one day in the real lives of seven kids from around the world—Italy, Japan, Iran, India, Peru, Uganda, and Russia!
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
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
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.
"A global introduction that goes beyond the usual symbols and sights."-Kirkus Reviews
"Helps children understand the world more globally."--Charlotte News Observer
"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
"Readers will enjoy making cultural comparisons . . . as they follow each child through his or her day."-The Horn Book Magazine, starred review
"This is exactly the sort of book I love getting for my kids."--Jason Kottke, kottke.org
"A good title for a read-aloud, as well as for the study of world communities."-School Library Connection
"I LOVE this book. Consider it an essential for any children's library."--Design Mom
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