Synopses & Reviews
Shakeel rides to school in an autorickshaw. Sasha builds houses in the snow. Cidinha helps her mother crack nuts to trade at the market. All around the world children are waking up, going to school, helping their families, and playing with their friends.
Wake Up, World! follows eight children from eight different countries as each one goes through his or her day. Young readers can see how their own lives compare with other children's in such diverse places as Ghana and Russia, Australia and Vietnam, Brazil and England, India and the United States. A portion of the proceeds for this book will be donated to Oxfam, a non-profit organization working to address the causes of poverty and social injustice.
The sun is rising, and children all over the world are waking up. As the day unfolds, readers are invited to look inside eight homes in eight different countries and see where the children sleep, what they eat, and how they learn and play. What's life like in such diverse places as Ghana and Russia, Australia and Vietnam, Brazil and England, India and America?
Filled with vivid photographs, this lively, accessible picture book is an exciting introduction to world cultures. Remarkably simple, yet packed with information, Wake Up, World! helps young readers find out how kids live in different parts of the world.
About the Author
is a journalist, writer, and newscaster. She lives in London, England. This is her first book for children.