The Big Book for Peace
Filled with stories, pictures, poems, and even a song, it is a book about many kinds of peace. Peace among people living in different lands - but also among next-door neighbors. Harmony among people of different races - and among sister and brot...more
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The only reason I'm giving this two stars is because there was one or two stories in the first few that we liked. But we actually stopped reading this just before the halfway mark because it's just not for Julia. I don't get who this is really for. It seems like the editors wanted to make sure there was something for everyone. I'm not sure that approach works with something like this.
When I read a book I want to read all of it. I don't want to read some of it. But...more
A neat idea presented in an uneven collection of OK stories. Nothing wowed me.
The backstory provided by the book explains that the idea came about when a young, angry librarian complained that the new war books other librarians were excited to purchase for their students didn't have photos of the devastation caused by the wars. She didn't want to get excited about war books.
Fine. That's a decen...more
In general, I think we underestimate children's ability to grasp tough concepts like war and violence, when they actually have more a more rational perspective on these thing...more
One story actually scared my daughter because she didn't realize that there could be the potential for he...more