Written by Kate DePalma
Written by Tessa Strickland
Illustrated by David Dean
Discover the must-have book for all children! Barefoot Books Children of the World depicts kids of a wide range of shapes, sizes, races, abilities and lifestyles from countries and cultures all over the world. From enjoying special days to trying on silly hats, this ground-breaking picture book celebrates the big ideas and everyday moments that all children share.
A simple narrative with stunning hand-painted illustrations by award-winning Barefoot Books World Atlas artist David Dean invites both small children and independent readers to think about their own experiences while providing a window into the experiences of others. A full 15 pages of educational endnotes explain the detailed illustrations, encouraging meaningful conversations about diversity and inclusion. Older children will be empowered to explore these important issues on their own. An essential addition to every home or classroom library!
“[Children of the World] takes its readers on a visual trek across the globe, where they discover that — despite our different clothes and homes and languages — we are more alike than different” — Caryl Stern, President & CEO, U.S. Fund for UNICEF
“Definitely add this to the mix to create interested world citizens” — Kirkus Reviews
★ “A lyrical exploration of humankind that strikes a lovely balance between celebrating individuality while recognizing the rewards of community” — Publishers Weekly, starred review
“A wonderful resource for igniting a spirit of wonder, appreciation, and belonging in children representing a beautiful variety of geographic places, cultures, and experiences” – Daydreamers Press
“[A] truly groundbreaking work of narrative nonfiction…No elementary school or community library should be without a copy” – Midwest Book Review
“A book to dip into time and time again; a treasure trove of discussion topics, but also an aesthetic delight” – BookTrust
“Strickland and DePalma ‘invite all young readers to explore the world and discover their place within it,’ and I believe this book is an excellent starting point for that” – The School Librarian
“An ambitious book that succeeds in capturing all manner of diversity of the human species” – Booklist Review