You and Me Together: Moms, Dads, and Kids Around the World
Children's Book Author Barbara Kerley
Illustrated with photographs from around the world
Published by National Geographic
Sharing a laugh, a song, a walk, a meal -- all over the world, families spend time together.
ALA Notable Book
Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People
Children's Book Sense Pick
Recommended by the Resource Center of the Americas
"Using a simple rhyming text, Kerley captures the essence of childhood's special moments, accompanied by superb full-color photos that depict parent-and-child interactions. Diverse cultures in various locations around the world are represented, and individuals are shown wearing a colorful array of traditional clothing. Children and parents engage in activities such as playing an instrument, taking a walk, making a meal, fishing, and dancing.... This book is an excellent tool for raising awareness of cultural differences and similarities. Its design and layout will allow for classroom use, group sharing, or individual reading. A welcome and timely addition."
School Library Journal
"This nonfiction picture book features exceptionally fine color photos of people around the world accompanied by brief phrases of text. Read sequentially, the words form a rhythmic poem about parents and children spending time together. But the richest use of the book might be reading it spread by spread, allowing the words and pictures to spark conversation between adult and child about the world beyond their own communities....A visually rich resource on the commonality and diversity of the parent-child relationship around the world."
"Utterly reassuring.... full of surprises.... an unalloyed pleasure." Kirkus Reviews
"Striking...photographs speak volumes in this universal celebration of the family."
"Community" -- schoollibraryjournal . com
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