Saturday, October 18, 2014

A Picture Book a Day for a Year: Day 182

Picture Book: You and Me Together: Moms, Dads, and Kids Around the World

Author: Barbara Kerley

Photographs from multiple photographers are used.

Summary: This book uses photographs to depict the universal love, rituals, play and daily tasks of global children and their parents. The bonds between parents and children of all cultures are celebrated.

Hanna’s Comments: I am rejuvenated by Barbara Kerley books! At a time when so many international stories are full of violence, illness, oppression or heartache, this book can remind you that the love between parent and child is still ever present and our best hope for the world. This author has a series of educational picture books comprised of stunning National Geographic photography. Be sure to check out the map in the back that explains the contexts and locations of the photographs. Then read A Note on the World’s Children by Marian Wright Edelman, President of the Children’s Defense Fund. You can also go to for more information. 

Publisher & Date of Publication: National Geographic, 2005

Age & Grade Appropriateness: 4 and up, Pre and up

# of Pages: 32

Available in Spanish? Not at present

Formats other than Book: None at present

PBT Category: Nonfiction, Post 2K

PBT Topics this Book Connects with: abundance/bounty, acceptance, affection, babies/children, beauty, belonging, blessings, body of Christ, bonds/connections, comfort, commitment, community, companionship, culture, dependence/interdependence, differences, diversity, family, fathers, God’s nature, goodness, humanity, individuality/uniqueness, joy, life, love, nurturing, parents/parental love, presence, satisfaction, security, sharing, unity, variety

Scripture Connections: Love is patient and kind (1 Corinthians 13:4); let all that you do be done in love (1 Corinthians 16:14); put on love which binds everything together in perfect harmony

Idea(s) for Application: This book would be a nice gift for new parents in your community of faith. You might also read this book to children when you want their global views to expand and their empathy to cross international boundaries. Emphasize the ways all these families are like the ones in your faith community.

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