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My World, Your World

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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)
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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
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
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
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
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UEL Primary PGCE ...: Book review 5 1 3 Aug 10, 2014 06:50AM  
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]
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