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We Are All Under One Wide Sky

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  15 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Children will learn to both celebrate diversity and embrace how much we all have in common.

In We Are All Under One Wide Sky, Deborah Wiles beautifully weaves together images from the natural world in a lovely, lyrical poem. Andrea Stegmaier’s fresh and captivating illustrations feature children from around the globe and celebrate different architecture, landscapes, and act
Hardcover, 32 pages
Expected publication: June 15th 2021 by Sounds True
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This is a children's book that I read to my twin boys, and I would say this is for ages 2-5. I loved the message behind this book, and the pictures was so cute. You can also have your kid count the items on the pages because the book counts down. I think this is a cute book, but there is so many counting books out there. I do feel this one also has a good message which most counting book does not. I was kindly provided an e-copy of this book by the publisher (Sounds True) or author (Deborah Wile ...more
Andrea Pole
Feb 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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We Are All Under One Sky by Deborah Wiles is a beautifully illustrated picture book that will clearly convey to children in any part of the world that while we have many differences, there is so much more that we share as part of belonging to a global community. Gorgeous and detailed artwork takes us on a journey around the planet, celebrating all that we share, from the love of a parent to the rich diversity of the natural world. This is a lovely book that will surely become a cherished additio ...more
Rebecca Crunden
Feb 01, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s-books
A gorgeously illustrated book filled with diversity and rep. Great for kids!

➵ thank you netgalley for the free arc in exchange for an honest review ♡
This picture book is pretty and has a nice message, but there's no story line or plot. It's a counting book whose text goes from 1 to 5 then breaks to repeat the refrain that we're "all under one wide sky" then goes up to 10, breaks for the refrain, back down to 5, breaks for the refrain, then down to end with "one wide sky." The illustrations are beautiful. Although the page for number 10 is a little confusing because it says "Ten whirligigs spinning around" and 8 of the whirligigs have spinner ...more
Frosta Wings It
What a beautiful book! I love how it is a poem counting book that uses beautiful and simple language to count to 10 and countdown to 1.

The choice of words also helps spread the message of love, empathy, and respect. It celebrates children at their most beautiful and loving nature. Deborah Wiles managed to gift us with a book that helps children develop not only numeracy, but also literacy, social and emotional skills.

I feel that Andrea Stegmaier also did a superb job bringing diversity to the p
Jessica Hawkins
Feb 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
We Are All Under One Wide Sky is a very simple and greatly illustrated story showing us that were all together. I read this to my 4 year old son who had fun counting all the objects that the story mentions. The pictures were great and they seemed very inclusive. We enjoyed all the illustrations and the many different things that the children were doing. This is a great counting book for young children.

I voluntarily reviewed this after receiving a free copy.
Nini fly
Feb 01, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: for-children
Beautiful !!
First of all the illustrations are among my favorites! Andrea Stegmaier (the illustrator) did an excellent job, the drawings show the sweetness, love, the importance of family and the bonds between people. This book is a little poem.
As distant and different our lives may be, in the end...
-- "We are all under one wide sky." --


Thank you NetGalley!
Feb 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
I really like this concept that we are all the same, even if we look different, have different traditions. To make it even better, it's a counting book --that rhymes!

However, and this is the stickler in me, the repeating refrain of "under one wide sky" is a prepositional phrase, and it should not be a sentence all on its own. Let's start the kiddos off with good grammar, hmm?
Feb 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
We Are All Under One Wide Sky is a great example of inclusive literature. I love the rhyming, it has a good read aloud pace, and it’s great for emergent readers! In society today, it’s important that we have representation in all forms and this would be a great book to add to your child’s library.

ARC was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 

Emilee (emileereadsbooks)
Feb 01, 2021 rated it really liked it
Thanks to Netgalley and Sounds True Publishing for a free digital copy for my review.

A counting book that celebrates the diversity and unity of the people on the planet as we all reside under one wide sky. I appreciated the detailed illustrations to go with the lovely simple text.
Feb 04, 2021 rated it really liked it
We Are All Under One Wide Sky (Hardcover)
by Deborah Wiles
a great book for teaching counting up and down. the book uses really bright images to help children count up and down to 1-10. a great resource for text to understanding process.
Feb 20, 2021 rated it really liked it
This book was Short simple beautiful and well illustrated. I enjoyed the anti bias theme the book offered.
Feb 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Thank you NetGalley for this advanced copy. My favorite part of this short book has to be the full page, detailed illustrations of children around the world, in their natural environments. The differences in settings, clothing, family situations (yes, there is a gay couple tucking their child in), and activities allow children to see the world from another viewpoint. It opens the doors to discussion of a variety of topics. I love including counting books, and this short read is great for emergin ...more
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Deborah Wiles is the author of several highly acclaimed books, including the beloved LOVE, RUBY LAVENDER and two National Book Award finalists--EACH LITTLE BIRD THAT SINGS and REVOLUTION. Her first picture book, FREEDOM SUMMER, received the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award. She is also an NAACP Book Award finalist, E.B. White Award winner, Golden Kite Award winner, Jane Addams Peace Award Finalist ...more

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