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At the Same Moment, Around the World

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Publisher Comments:

Discover Benedict drinking hot chocolate in Paris, France; Mitko chasing the school bus in Sofia, Bulgaria; and Khanh having a little nap in Hanoi, Vietnam! Clotilde Perrin takes readers eastward from the Greenwich meridian, from day to night, with each page portraying one of (the original) 24 time zones. Strong back matter empowers readers to learn about the history of timekeeping and time zones, and to explore where each of the characters lives on the world map. A distinctive educational tool, this picture book's warm, unique illustrations also make it a joy to read aloud and admire.

Review:

"In a story originally published in 2011, French artist Perrin infuses what might have been a superficial idea with unexpected depth of feeling. 'It is six o'clock in the morning in Dakar, Senegal,' opens the book. 'Keita wakes up early to help his father count the fish caught during the night.' Drawn in warm pencil, the fish, boats, waves, and even Keita and his father's eyes repeat the same oval shape. 'At the same moment, in Paris, France, it is seven o'clock in the morning, and Benedict drinks hot chocolate before school,' Perrin continues. The tall, thin pages frame the mansard roofs of the city; Benedict can be seen through the window of his flat. From Bulgaria to Baghdad, Dubai, and on, Perrin imagines children at the same moment in each respective time zone, drawing their lives together in one great symphonic chord. Although the book includes a note about time zones and a foldout map, its aims go beyond simply being 'educational.' Perrin's artwork, with plenty of shadow and contrast, is not afraid of the dark, lending complexity and drama to the simple prose. Ages 5 — 8." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Clotilde Perrin has illustrated more than 30 books. She studied decorative art at école des Arts Décoratifs in Strasbourg.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781452122083
Author:
Perrin, Clotilde
Publisher:
Chronicle Books
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Concepts - Time
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20140311
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Pages:
36
Dimensions:
13 x 6.75 x 0.5 in 0.8 lb
Age Level:
from 5 up to 8

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Product details 36 pages Chronicle Books (CA) - English 9781452122083 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In a story originally published in 2011, French artist Perrin infuses what might have been a superficial idea with unexpected depth of feeling. 'It is six o'clock in the morning in Dakar, Senegal,' opens the book. 'Keita wakes up early to help his father count the fish caught during the night.' Drawn in warm pencil, the fish, boats, waves, and even Keita and his father's eyes repeat the same oval shape. 'At the same moment, in Paris, France, it is seven o'clock in the morning, and Benedict drinks hot chocolate before school,' Perrin continues. The tall, thin pages frame the mansard roofs of the city; Benedict can be seen through the window of his flat. From Bulgaria to Baghdad, Dubai, and on, Perrin imagines children at the same moment in each respective time zone, drawing their lives together in one great symphonic chord. Although the book includes a note about time zones and a foldout map, its aims go beyond simply being 'educational.' Perrin's artwork, with plenty of shadow and contrast, is not afraid of the dark, lending complexity and drama to the simple prose. Ages 5 — 8." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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