Barefoot. (Our World). Apr. 2023. 20p. Board $9.99. ISBN 9781646866281.
PreS-Gr 2–In the “Our World” series, this book shows scenes from India, then sentences in both English and Hindi, with helpful pronunciation guides close to the sentence. The illustrations are as colorful as saris, showing beautiful floral patterns on clothing, warm interiors, and cozy mealtime scenes. Within this one board book, children will have a sense of the clothing, jewelry, sights, and sounds of another country, vividly evoked by paintings and in language, and stamped with the love of the families shown.
VERDICT This series offers solid glimpses of faraway places, more poetry than a tour guide, but evocative and inviting.

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