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Talk Peace

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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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Stef Rozitis
Sep 26, 2015 Stef Rozitis rated it really liked it
Shelves: early-childhood
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
Tim
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
Slaa!!!
Jan 22, 2016 Slaa!!! rated it it was amazing
Love this so much!!
Dolly
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.
Jpickering
Dec 05, 2012 Jpickering rated it liked it
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.
Ruth Ann
Meet children and animals from around the world as the author encourages us to understand foreign lands and look "race in the face." A book that appeals to the humanity in all of us, no matter our size, location, or dress.
Christine Turner
Jan 06, 2011 Christine Turner rated it liked it
Shelves: peace-education
Illustrations and easy-to-read text call for all people of the world, wherever they are and whatever they are doing, to talk peace. www.hcpl.net

This book would work will in Montessori.
Danielle
Dec 21, 2013 Danielle rated it did not like it
I am all for peace, but this book in no way talks about what peace is or how to talk about it. This book is just a platitude.
Michelle Nero
Sep 02, 2013 Michelle Nero rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Love the premise of the book, but I thought it failed to deliver with a bigger punch!
Jessica Bearden
Dec 06, 2012 Jessica Bearden rated it liked it
It was okay. It talked about being nice to people but it wasn't great.
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