WAKE UP, WORLD! by Beatrice Hollyer

WAKE UP, WORLD!

A Day in the Life of Children Around the World
Age Range: 5 - 9
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Readers wake up with eight children living in other parts of the world and enter their daily routines. Alexis in Australia, Linh in Vietnam, Sasha in Russia, Shakeel in India, Anusibuno in Ghana, Cidinha in Brazil, Natali in the US, and Paige in the UK eat, get ready for school, play, assist their families, and go to bed. Hollyer concludes with a message from every child about his or her dreams for the future. The final two pages describe every country’s climate, language, history, customs, and traditions. The concept behind the book is a familiar one, but from these pages readers will quickly realize what they share with other children’s days, no matter their location. Full-color photographs illustrate aspects of daily life with well- designed graphics that accentuate the messages of diversity and similarity. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1999
ISBN: 0-8050-6293-9
Page count: 46pp
Publisher: Henry Holt
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1st, 1999




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