School Days Around the World
May 1, 2018
There Was a Tree
May 1, 2018


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Author: Jeannie Baker
Key Words: Children, Geography, Australia, Morocco, Culture

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Book Description:

Somewhere in Sydney, Australia, a boy and his family wake up, eat breakfast, and head out for a busy day of shopping. Meanwhile, in a small village in Morocco, a boy and his family go through their own morning routines and set out to a bustling market. In this ingenious, wordless picture book, readers are invited to compare, page by page, the activities and surroundings of children in two different cultures. Their lives may at first seem quite unalike, but a closer look reveals that there are many things, some unexpected, that connect them as well. Designed to be read side by side—one from the left and the other from the right—these intriguing stories are told entirely through richly detailed collage illustrations.

Reviewers Thoughts

Rating: 3 of 5 stars

What a clever and creative idea, to show two boys on opposite sides of the world, going through their day! I love how the book opens from two sides too; it makes for plenty of lap space. Don't miss how the boy's become linked!

Star Rating System

5 = Loved It, 4 = Really Liked It, 3 = Liked It, 2 = It's Okay, 1 = Didn't Like It.

Book Details

Cleanliness: no incidents

Ages: 4 - 9

Grade Level: PreK - 4th

Pages: 48

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