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Title:
Outside my window
Title:
Outside my window
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Publisher Info:
Grand Rapids, MI : Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2018.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 x 29 cm
Abstract:
"Children from all over the world describe what they see when they look outside their windows"-- Provided by publisher.

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Summary

Summary

A joyous glimpse into different cultures

Children living in different parts of the world see very different things when they gaze out of their windows. One child looks out over a boulevard lined with palm trees, another sees a train whistling past snow-capped mountains, and another waves to her father as he tends to their garden. But while their lives may seem different, there's something important that they all share.

This beautiful book will spark readers' curiosity and imagina­tion with its celebration of global diversity.


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Booklist Review

A girl looks out her window at a magnolia tree in the sunlit yard below and asks, What's outside your window? Twelve replies come from kids around the world. A boy in New York City tells of towering buildings, while a girl in the Canadian Rockies sees mountains, a river, and a freight train. In Ethiopia, a child watches rain clouds moving across the plains. A boy in Marrakesh says, I see a busy boulevard, / where skinny palm trees sway. On the next double-page spread, children in Guatemala complete the couplet with, An open gate, adobe walls, the courtyard where we play. This satisfying story concludes with a verse in which the original girl looks out at the moon we share and feels a closer kinship to all the others. Not mentioned in the text, the children's locations are revealed on the appended double-page spread. Christoph contributes a series of handsome digital illustrations that are nicely varied but similarly strong in structure, color, and use of light. A fine read-aloud choice for global awareness.--Carolyn Phelan Copyright 2018 Booklist