Maya Ajmera, Elisa Hofer Derstine and
Feb 2012 / ISBN 9781580894173
Picture book, clothing (ages 3-5)
by Bob Walch
A series of
colorful photos picture children from many different cultures modeling
their distinctive clothing . Each photo identifies the country the
child is from, and the photos are grouped by activity (school, play,
The text is
very limited until you get to the back of the collection of photos,
where you'll find a world map showing where all the children are
from and some suggestions on how to learn more about other cultures.
The authors suggest attending a folk festival, going to a museum
or asking family and friends about what some of their traditional
dress might look like. The reader is also encouraged to construct
a mask or make his or her own "costume" using material
found around the house.
book is ideal for pointing out the differences in dress from one
country to another. It could prove to be very useful in the classroom
as a way of introducing a geography or social studies unit.