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Review: At The Same Moment, Around The World

At The Same Moment, Around The World

At The Same Moment, Around The World

by Clotide Perrin

Find it at: Your Library | Your Local Bookstore

Published: Chronicle (March 11,2014)

Recommended Reading Age: 5-8

In a nutshell: Days, hours, minutes, seconds…. Time is a complex notion for both kids and adults to ponder. At The Same Moment, Around The World helps lighten the load by taking its reader on a trip to visit regions, and the people who inhabit those regions, in 24 time zones, each connected by one moment in time. Visit Keita counting fish in Dakar, Senegal, Lilu eating lunch in the Himalayan Mountains, and Chen practicing for the Lunar New Year Parade in Shanghai, China. Like these characters, we are separated by miles and miles and may be experiencing different times of the day, but our day-to-day moments of sharing a meal or watching the sunset reminds us that we are more alike than different, regardless of where we live or what time it is. After a trip around the world, learn about timekeeping, the invention of time zones, and how we keep time today at the end of the book. There is also a nifty fold-out map of the places visited with their corresponding characters. But once you close the book, you might find yourself immediately reopening it  to admire the warm, vibrant illustrations that abound on each page. Take a gander:

At The Same Moment Around The World

 

at the same moment around the world

At The Same Moment, Around The World

 

at the same moment around the world

 

at the same moment around the world

A wonderful picture book for a classroom read-aloud, or a child interested in geography, of the element that dictates our days and connects us all on the planet which we live; time.

Extras: Visit Clotide Perrine’s website.

A list of online activities for learning about time zones

Source of book reviewed: Copy provided by the wonderful folks over at Chronicle.

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