A favorite in classrooms, libraries, and homes, Children Just Like Me is a comprehensive view of international cultures, exploring diverse backgrounds from Argentina to New Zealand to China to Israel. With this brand new edition, children will learn about their peers around the world through engaging photographs and understandable text laid out in DK's distinctive style.
Highlighting 36 different countries, Children Just Like Me profiles 44 children and their daily lives. From rural farms to busy cities to riverboats, this celebration of children around the world shows the many ways children are different and the many ways they are the same, no matter where they live.
Meet Bolat, an eight-year-old from Kazakhstan who likes to cycle, play with his pet dogs, and play the dromba; Joaquin from New Jersey who enjoys reading and spending time with his family, and whose favorite food is bacon; or Yaroslav from Moscow who likes to make robots. Daily routines, stories of friends and family, and dreams for the future are spoken directly from the children themselves, making the content appropriate and interesting to draw in young readers.
To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of this special project, all-new photography, maps, and facts give unique insight to children's lives in our world today showing their homes, food, outfits, schools, families, and hobbies.
A passport to a celebratory journey around the world, Children Just Like Me is perfect for children who are curious about the children of the world and their stories.
"Factual, respectful, and insightful…provides just the right balance of information and visual interest." — School Library Journal
"Provide[s] hours of fascinating browsing and the beginnings of real insight into other cultures." — Horn Book Magazine
"The candid, approachable text, accompanying quotes, and nuggets of information make the lives of these children as vivid as a friend's." — Family Fun
"[T]his volume will draw in today's children with the immediacy of its photos of 44 international children." — Kirkus Reviews
"The information is succinct, the photographs bold and friendly, and the children span a wide range of races and cultures…An informative and enjoyable read for the home, library, or classroom." — Booklist
"[R]eaders get an eye-opening glimpse of the lives of 44 children living in countries across the globe today." — Publishers Weekly