Every day all over the world, children are laughing and crying, playing and learning, eating and sleeping. They may not look the same. They may not speak the same language. Their lives may be quite different. But inside, they are all alike. Full color.Every day all over the world, children are laughing and crying, playing and learning, eating and sleeping. They may not look the same. They may not speak the same language. Their lives may be quite different. But inside, they are all alike. Full color.Read Less
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Publishers Weekly, 2007-08-27 The picture book Whoever You Are by Mem Fox, illus. by Leslie Staub, also makes the transition to board book this month. Exploring the differences and similarities between children across the globe, PW wrote, the original portrays a world where "divisions of culture, race and geography fall away in light of a global community where smiles, laughter and tears are universally understood." (Harcourt/Red Wagon, $6.95 28p ages 6 mos.-3 yrs. ISBN 9780-15-206066-4; Aug.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
Publishers Weekly, 2001-08-27 "Raschka translates the Shaker musical paean to a simplified life into a sort of peaceable kingdom where various animals dwell together in harmony with nature," said PW. "He creates an exceedingly handsome stained glass effect with heavy black lines juxtaposed against hues as warm as a flurry of autumn leaves." Ages 3-7. (Sept.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Publishers Weekly, 1997-11-03 With a gentle and knowing calm, Fox (Time for Bed) provides a compelling exploration of the differences between children that make them unique as well as the common humanity that unites them. In Fox's picture book, divisions of culture, race and geography fall away in light of a global community where smiles, laughter and tears are universally understood. The simple, rhythmic text, written in the second person, is designed to involve the reader directly: "Their lives may be different from yours,/ and their words may be very different from yours./ But inside, their hearts are just like yours." Staub, a fine artist making her picture-book debut, renders multicultural subjects with broad, flat, friendly faces. Each stylized portrait of people from various countries at play, work or school is bordered by a hand-carved frame decorated with metallic paint and plastic jewels that may give readers the feeling of viewing postcards or pages in an album. Children get a taste of the pace of life in other places, with Asian children carrying produce to market or children in India studying in an outdoor classroom. Readers will also enjoy spotting an angel-cowboy figure, bedecked in a cloud-covered suit and hat, who accompanies children on each page of this poignant world tour. Ages 3-8. (Oct.)
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