Friday, October 5, 2012

Perfect Picture Book Friday: Global Babies

Title: Global Babies

Author: The Global Fund for Children

Illustrator: Photography

Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing; February 10, 2006

Theme: Multiculturalism, People & Places, Geography, Baby Faces

Age: 0 - 2

Summary: Appealing photos of babies from seventeen cultures around the globe are woven together by simple narration. Global Babies presents children in cultural context. Diverse settings highlight specific differences in clothing, daily life, and traditions, as well as demonstrate that babies around the world are nurtured by the love, caring, and joy that surround them.

Ideas: Dress up clothes from a variety of countries. Music from variety of cultures. Ethnic food tasting. Multicultural coloring pages. Find the different featured countries on a map or globe.

Why I like this book:
Short and sweet, straight to the point, just the way toddlers like it. No matter who you are or where you are from, babies everywhere are loved! :D The photos are absolutely beautiful. I read this book to my toddler classroom all the time and they love it. It is great for observing and describing what they are looking at. I also keep a copy in their classroom library so that they can get it any time they want to look through the book. The photos are colorful and grabs their attention. A great book to have at home and school to introduce and promote diversity.

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Heather said...

What a lovely book for introducing young children to the concept of a world of many cultures. Thank you for sharing it.

Beth Stilborn said...

This book sounds delightful -- and babies love to look at pictures of other babies! Thanks for adding it to our PPB repertoire.

SN Taylor said...

hehehe, you are so right Beth, babies do love to look at pictures of other babies. :) In my toddler classroom, I keep a picture album of my students in their little book library :)

Susanna Leonard Hill said...

Oh, I love the look of this Saba! And how well it pairs with Kim's book from this week (Ten Little Fingers And Ten Little Toes.) I'm delighted to have gotten a couple on the list for youngest readers. Thanks so much for sharing this one! :)

Anonymous said...

What a unique idea. The photo on the cover is precious.

Sandi said...

What a wonderful way for children to learn about and grow respect for other cultures and traditions. I bet my "big" kids in kindergarten would enjoy looking at this book too.

Patricia T. said...

Saba, love your choice. Love the global theme that shows children how we are all connected. The photography looks stunning! Nice choice as usual.

Stacy S. Jensen said...

We enjoyed watching the movie/documentary Babies.My son would like this book too.