and pictures. "Children of the World" celebrates and teaches through photographs, fun facts, maps, artwork, and poems created by children around the world. Read more...
and pictures. "Children of the World" celebrates and teaches through photographs, fun facts, maps, artwork, and poems created by children around the world. With this book, families learn a little of the geography, traditions, and peoples of 192 countries around the globe--including our cultural similarities and differences--ultimately discovering that children everywhere draw, smile, play, and rejoice in their different backgrounds and in their universal friendship. On every page, the lives of children in a different country come to life.
More than 18,000 children in more than 300 schools participated in a U.N.-sponsored school visitation program between 2005 and 2009, and each was asked what it means to be a child in his or her own country. Selections from their answers in firsthand reflections--poems, drawings, and paintings--as well as photographic portraits allow families a glimpse into vastly diverse cultures and a chance to have a virtually global group of friends.
The proceeds from this book will contribute to implementing U.N. and Art in All of Us programs in classrooms around the world."
- ISBN-13: 9780789322678
- ISBN-10: 0789322676
- Publisher: Universe Pub
- Publish Date: September 2011
- Page Count: 416
- Reading Level: Ages 9-UP
- Dimensions: 1.5 x 11.5 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.05 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2011-09-05
- Reviewer: Staff
This captivating volume, ambitious in scope and remarkable in execution, combines striking candid photographs of children from 192 nations with poems and artwork from children in each nation. Organized by country, the volume also includes details about language, diet, and local activities. “Bosnia my homeland, My pride, my peace,” writes a 10-year-old, while a child from the Philippines declares, “What I want to achieve/ Is a country full of peace.” Asael and Rabemiafara deliver a powerful kaleidoscope of young voices, diverse yet united. All ages. (Sept.)