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A Ticket Around the World
By (author): Natalia Diaz By (author): Melissa Owens Illustrated by: Kim Smith
9781771470513 Hardcover, Dust jacket English Juvenile: Age (years) from 5 - 8 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Travel Mar 15, 2015
$17.95 CAD
Active 10 x 9 x 0.44 in 32 pages Owlkids Books Inc.
Join a young boy as he hops around the globe, visiting friends in 13 different countries spanning all 6 populated continents. Along the way, he introduces us to each friend’s environment and customs, and shares interesting facts about each country’s culture, language, food, geography, wildlife, landmarks and more. Each country has a dedicated spread with a small map that shows geography and landmarks, letting readers imagine they are traveling, too. The format makes it easy to spot similarities and differences between countries.

This informational picture book brings engaging nonfiction content to younger readers by showing them how other children just like them live around the world. Playful, realistic illustrations done with stylized realism lend warmth and whimsy to the book, making each locale feel welcoming. A Ticket Around the World will leave readers feeling like they’ve toured the globe without ever having left home.

NATALIA DIAZ is the former acting editor of Chickadee magazine. This is her first published book. She is based in Toronto, Ontario.

MELISSA OWENS is the assistant editor of Chickadee magazine. This is her first published book. She is based in Toronto, Ontario.

KIM SMITH graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design and works as an illustrator in Calgary, Alberta.

"Can easily appeal beyond an American readership." — Publishers Weekly

"The format easily invites comparisons and contrasts, and thought-provoking questions at the end will encourage additional critical thinking." — Booklist

"An excellent resource." – Canadian Children's Book News

"Facts are incorporated into the page seamlessly, like a conversation between friends." — Canadian Review of Materials

"The book's inviting design resembles a scrapbook, with small, fact-filled vignettes sprinkled across the pages... will undoubtedly inspire young armchair travelers." — The National Reading Campaign

"A great resource for students at the primary level who are beginning to learn about other countries." — Resource Links

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