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Publisher: Illuminatrion Arts
Release Date: April 2004
ISBN: 0-9701907-8-6
Format Reviewed: Hardcover
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Genre: Children/Nonfiction [Ages 3-10] 
Reviewed: 2004
Reviewer: Beverly J. Rowe
Reviewer Notes:  

We Share One World 
By Jane E. Hoffelt

Illustrated by Marty Husted
     I guess we would all agree that world peace is a long way off, but introducing the concept to young children, one child at a time, will surely get us there someday. This book is a delightful way to introduce your children to that ideal and to help them explore the world's many varied cultures.
     Here, you visit children the world over through the eyes of a young boy.  He stands outside the frame of each of Marty Husted's spectacular watercolor illustrations of another culture and another remote spot on the globe.  Each page is accompanied by a map of the country in the upper right hand corner.  In a visual adventure, we visit children from Japan, Costa Rica, Australia, Tanzania, China, Canada and many other exotic places. Jane Hoffelt’s thoughtful poem, "You and I can dream one dream…We share one world--lets live in peace," echoes the dreams that we all have for our children.

     While most geography lessons point out the differences in our cultures, this book points out the similarities. All twelve of the regions visited in the boy's daydream show examples of endangered people, animals or plants. 
     As with all the books from Illumination Arts, a portion of the profits will be donated to the Children's Global Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to global peace and to helping homeless children worldwide.
     What a wonderful way to inspire meaningful discussions about the need for global cooperation and peace. This book should be in every home and school.  Read aloud to groups of children for exciting discussions and help to develop their ideas about world peace.