Reviews for Children Just Like Me

Horn Book Guide Reviews 1996
Introduction by Harry Belafonte. Through a project associated with UNICEF, color photographs and snippets of text present the lives of thirty-seven children around the globe. Each child introduces family and friends and talks about topics of importance to him or her. Photographs of home, school, place of worship, favorite foods, toys, and schoolwork provide hours of fascinating browsing and the beginnings of real insight into other cultures. Ind. Copyright 1998 Horn Book Guide Reviews

School Library Journal Reviews 1996 January
Gr 3-6 A delightful, attractive look at children from around the world. The authors spent two years meeting and photographing youngsters from every continent and more than 140 countries. The volume is divided by continent, which is introduced with photos of children, their names, and nationalities. Then a double-page spread features pictures of each child's food, eating utensils, housing, school, friends, and family. The text gives the young people a chance to comment on their favorite games, friends, and hopes for the future. The final section includes excerpts from the Kindersleys' travel diary. This book is factual, respectful, and insightful. It provides just the right balance of information and visual interest for the intended audience. Joan Soulliere, Wenham Public Library, MA Copyright 1998 School Library Journal Reviews