This Is My World

Lonely Planet. Sept. 2019. 176p. index. photos. Tr $19.99. ISBN 9781787012950.
K-Gr 3–The 84 children featured in this book show us how different and similar we all really are. Each child shares their favorite foods, sports, animals, and what it’s like to grow up where they live. The book includes a forward, a page on how to use the book, a quiz, and an index. The index is also separated by country. Each child’s page includes a map, flags, a globe to show their location, three words that they think describe themselves, and fast facts to help explain words, places or concepts that might not be familiar.
VERDICT It might seem like a paper version of social media at first glance, but this book is incredibly fascinating to look through. Recommended for libraries where fast fact books like Guinness Book of World Records are highly popular.

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