Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “My World, Your World” as Want to Read:
My World, Your World
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

My World, Your World

4.45  ·  Rating Details  ·  11 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Pierre says 'bonjour'. George says 'hello'. But . . . they both say 'achoo!' when they sneeze. The world is full of all sorts of people, speaking different languages and living different kinds of lives, but deep down people are basically the same wherever they live.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published July 1st 2004 by Corgi Childrens (first published 2004)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about My World, Your World, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about My World, Your World

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 47)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Nyla
Jan 09, 2012 Nyla rated it really liked it
This is a great text for the early years, teaching children that even though we are different in many ways they are also ways in which we are the same. The front cover shows two children who appear to ‘look’ different from one another and from different parts of the world yet they are many similarities. The images are large and simple making it eye catching and good to look at! This book would be a great circle time book where the class can discuss equality, different backgrounds, languages etc ...more
Jonathan Fowle
Jan 26, 2014 Jonathan Fowle rated it really liked it
"My World, Your World" by Melanie Walsh, explores the differences and similarities between children around the world, and would be great for Early Years and KS1. One example is "Prudence eats her dinner with a knife and a fork, Mai eats her dinner with chopsticks BUT they both drink their juice with a straw". It would be good for looking at the differences and similarities in the class and could be used in PSHE lessons and circle time. It could also be used in geography lessons and children cou ...more
Katie
Dec 18, 2012 Katie rated it it was amazing
I was looking for a book that all the children in my class could relate to when I stumbled across this in my Library. The story highlights that although people are of a different race or from different cultures they are all the same. The story compares language, dress, food, religion and hobbies:
‘ Prudence eats with a knife and fork but Mai eats with chopsticks.... but they both drink from straws.’
‘Pierre says “Bonjour.” George says “hello”…. But they both say “achoo!” when they sneeze.'
My plac
...more
Shanaz Khan
Dec 07, 2011 Shanaz Khan rated it it was amazing
I loved reading this book to my class during circle time. It is a good book to show that even though we may look different etc there are ways in which we are the same, it also encourages children to feel positive about themselves. Throughout the book it describes differences within people from different countries but then brings it all back together by stating something that is the same...for example... 'Prudence eats with a knife and fork but Mai eats with chopsticks...BUT they both drink from ...more
Emily Clark
Aug 10, 2014 Emily Clark rated it it was ok
This book does not have a plot to it. It shows that no matter where in the world you live or the colour of your skin - we are all one.

I would use this book in a reception or year 1 classroom, probably during a group activity. I would ask them to identify things in the pictures and see if they knew whereabouts things originate from, I.E. wearing saris or eating with chopsticks.
In pairs I would then ask them to identify difference and similarities between each other. I would hope that the book wo
...more
Mehrin Ahmed
Aug 29, 2011 Mehrin Ahmed rated it it was amazing
I stumbled across this book whilst browsing the children’s section at my local library. I know we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but the vibrant cover is in fact what caught my eye in the first place. A black starry backdrop and the earth in the centre with two children from different racial/cultural backgrounds beside it. This, coupled with the title ‘My World, Your World’ immediately depicts the message of unity. This is clearly further established inside the book as it looks at children ...more
Rebecca Savidge
Rebecca Savidge marked it as to-read
Jul 12, 2016
Krod
Krod marked it as to-read
May 22, 2016
Sherri Hart
Sherri Hart marked it as to-read
May 08, 2016
Alex JackintheBox
Alex JackintheBox marked it as to-read
Apr 03, 2016
Heather Stubenvol
Heather Stubenvol marked it as to-read
Feb 07, 2016
Leang Ngov
Leang Ngov marked it as to-read
Jan 27, 2016
Alexis Dowdell
Alexis Dowdell rated it it was amazing
Nov 30, 2015
Jess
Jess added it
Oct 15, 2015
Jade Conway
Jade Conway marked it as to-read
Aug 23, 2015
Satish
Satish marked it as to-read
Aug 22, 2015
Megan
Megan marked it as to-read
Jun 11, 2015
Sayama Hanif
Sayama Hanif marked it as to-read
Apr 13, 2015
Kate
Kate marked it as to-read
Apr 10, 2015
Stacy
Stacy added it
Apr 08, 2015
Robynn
Robynn added it
Apr 07, 2015
Aishe
Aishe marked it as to-read
Apr 07, 2015
Amneris Torres
Amneris Torres marked it as to-read
Apr 06, 2015
Jess
Jess marked it as to-read
Apr 06, 2015
Feride Cagda
Feride Cagda is currently reading it
Jan 20, 2015
Joanne Valek
Joanne Valek marked it as to-read
Dec 30, 2014
« previous 1 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
UEL Primary PGCE ...: Book review 5 1 3 Aug 10, 2014 06:50AM  
90082
Melanie Walsh (born 18 July 1964) is an English writer and illustrator of children's books. She studied at Harrow School of Art and the Royal College of Art.

Walsh has published 46 works in 98 publications. Her books have been translated into nine different languages.[1]
More about Melanie Walsh...

Share This Book