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CAN YOU SAY PEACE? by Karen Katz

CAN YOU SAY PEACE?

By Karen Katz (Author) , Karen Katz (Illustrator)

Age Range: 3 - 6

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 2006
ISBN: 0-8050-7893-2
Publisher: Henry Holt

Using the United Nations International Day of Peace as a launching pad, the nursery-school set travels around the globe to learn how to say the word “peace” in 11 languages. With vibrantly colored patterns softened by soothing rhythmic lines, a detailed, full-page childlike scene depicting a community in a particular country sits adjacent to a big, bold portrait of one of its young citizens. These inviting representations serve as the touch point for preschoolers who may see themselves—or their classmates—in Meena of India, Carlos of Mexico or Chinese gal May. Peace is an abstract concept, but populist picture-book purveyor Katz makes it concrete by noting that children everywhere want to live, learn and play in safety. Best suited for one-on-one sharing or for small groups to pore over with a caregiver, this timely primer on nonviolence works in its simplicity. (pronunciation guides, note, map) (Picture book. 3-6)