Birthdays Around the World (Hardcover)
Kids Can Press, 9781771386241, 40pp.
Publication Date: September 5, 2017
Birthdays can be a yearly highlight and a shared experience for children, which make them a perfect subject for introducing different customs around the world. As with all the titles in the bestselling Around the World series, this fascinating book provides cross-curricular applications in language arts, global studies and geography. Ashley Barron's beautiful cut-paper collage artwork adds a contemporary, stylized feel to the pages. Enriching the reading experience are a world map that pinpoints all the locations of the children in the book; a two-page spread containing six activities that facilitate a closer reading of the text; and a glossary containing translations, pronunciations and foreign scripts for the foreign words and phrases in the book.
About the Author
Ashley Barron is an award-winning illustrator who specializes in cut- paper collage. Her creations can be found in children's books, newspapers, set designs and shop windows. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.
Praise For Birthdays Around the World…
An easy, enjoyable way to start thinking about similarities and differences around the world.—Kirkus Reviews
... a good choice for introductory conversations about cultural differences.—School Library Journal