Sunday, October 09, 2016

The Barefoot Book of Children by Tessa Strickland and Kate DePalma Review #AllChildren .@barefootbooks

The Barefoot Book of Children | Barefoot Books

The Barefoot Book of Children
Written by Tessa Strickland and Kate DePalma  |  Illustrated by David Dean

Empower tomorrow's global citizens to grasp today's critical social issues with The Barefoot Book of Children. Hand-painted illustrations and straightforward text directly engage the reader, inviting children to ask themselves: How do other children live? How are we different? And most importantly: How are we alike? The Barefoot Book of Children is a playful, powerful and thought-provoking celebration of both the big ideas and the everyday moments that reveal our common humanity and tie us all together.

Ages 3–10  |  64pp  |  10 x 11¾ IN  |  HARDCOVER  |  9781782852964  |  $19.99 USD

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- There is not a whole lot about the United States in this book.  One of the kids asked why certain races were put in lower class environments while the caucasians seem to have the best of everything in the book.  Also there were a few pages where the illustrations were showing nudity of the children and the kids did not like that nor did I.  

I feel like in a book that tries to focus on differences it is not really bringing together unity and equality.  It also shows just how bad some of the other countries selected out of the many left out, have it.   While there is a bit of information provided, I personally felt that it is not something I would share in a classroom and felt odd pointing out naked children or one undressing, to the kids I was reading out loud with as well as my family.  

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