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Illustrations and an easy-to-read text call for all people of the world, wherever they are and whatever they are doing, to talk peace. This inventive and playful book is an inspiring celebration of human possibility.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published January 1st 2005 by Holiday House
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The intent of this book is beautiful as is the presentation and pictures. The text rhymes and contains opposites and word-pictures to very quickly and simply give a message of tolerance, understanding and diversity. For me the text was even over-simple and I was torn about the "Look at race/in the face" phrase, although I think it is true that we can only deconstruct prejudice by being honest and upfront about it, the use of the word "race" in such an oversimplified context seems to me to be pro ...more
Aug 13, 2008 Tim rated it liked it
Recommended to Tim by: JK
Simple, yet powerful international book that teaches the concept of peace. The characters demonstrate how to talk in peaceful ways around the community. I read a review from School Library Journal on titlewave saying that with V. Radunsky and Todd Parr's books about peace, that this book may not be worth adding to a collection. I say that it should be part of a collection and theme promoting peace among children. It describes peace in simple terms. Concepts such as Peace are sometimes abstract f ...more
May 21, 2011 Dolly rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This book has a very nice premise and I really wanted to like it. But the poem only sort of rhymes (I personally think it should either rhyme or not, but not a mixture of both) And while the narrative is somewhat lyrical, it's not very engaging. Once again, it's a nice idea, it just wasn't executed as well as it could've been.
This book is great, I think, for expressing to all how to treat all people with respect and to talk kindly to one another. Whether you are an animal, human, or plant you should always talk kindly. I think the book provides a positive message to young readers.