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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.
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
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, kottke.org
"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
"A good title for a read-aloud, as well as for the study of world communities."-School Library Connection