Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday, dear friends!
I’ve been blogging a bit less in the last couple of weeks, but when I received this book in the mail, I knew I had to share it with you today. I’m a fan of anything written by Miranda Paul and this book is cowritten by her husband, Baptiste, whose debut picture book, THE FIELD, just launched earlier this year!
ADVENTURES TO SCHOOL
Written by Miranda and Baptiste Paul
Illustrated by Isabel Munoz
Published by Little Bee Books (May 2018)
Themes: School, cultures around the world
Synopsis: From Amazon:
Kids around the world get to school in unique ways. Take a peek inside this book and see how they reach their destinations!
Children all around the world go to school. Whether they’re from Japan, Ukraine, Ethiopia, or the United States, all students have the desire to learn about the world and shape the future. In Bhutan, children walk for three hours to make it to school, and in Pakistan, children travel by rickshaw. Some children in China must climb a heaven ladder, while children in Nepal must walk over a wire bridge. The treks of these students are unique, extraordinary, and even dangerous, and they signify the common determination, perseverance, and sense of adventure shared by young people around the world.
Read along as students from thirteen different nations embark on their journeys to get to school in the morning, and learn about the diverse landscapes and cultures of these countries along the way!
Why I like this book:
- Love the content – amazingly personal stories of children on their way to school PLUS so much history and culture is included.
- Love the illustrations – bold, bright, and filled with heart.
- This is a perfect book for kids who want to/need to learn about cultures around the world.
Photo courtesy: http://www.pbs.org/parents/crafts-for-kids
How about TEN awesome crafts for back to school? Check out PBS: http://www.pbs.org/parents/crafts-for-kids/10-favorite-back-to-school-crafts/
Illustrated above is a homework center to help young kids organize their pencils, crayons, and other school supplies.
Other activities…take a trip to your child’s school…by car or bus or walking…and draw a map, taking note of stores and other landmarks you pass along the way.
Thank you all for stopping by today and spending your precious time here. If you have a few minutes left over (I know this is Memorial Day weekend and many of you may be celebrating), please thank your favorite authors by posting reviews of their books on Amazon, Goodreads, or other book review sites. This is the best gift we can five them!
This book looks so interesting. I can’t wait to find it.
This is such an important book for kids to begin to understand how children around the world live and go to school.
I look forward to reading Miranda and Baptiste Paul’s important book. We need more books like this in the classrooms that show the determination for kids from other cultures to get a precious education. This would pair nicely with “The Way to School,” by Second Story Press.
I’m so looking forward to reading this book! What a wonderful way to highlight the similarities and differences of children the world over.
I just checked out a book about the many ways children celebrate birthdays around the world. This book would seem to be a perfect companion to read next.
I can’t wait to read this book! My library didn’t have it, so there is a place I can suggest books to purchase (I LOVE this new discovery). I requested it and it fit with their guidelines so they are ordering it! I will be first to get it. Yay! If everyone did this, request new books for the library, we could get some great literature out for our little readers!
I just read this picture book, Vivian. . .and I wholeheartedly agree! ☺️ Thanks for sharing!
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