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This Is How We Do It - by Matt Lamothe (Hardcover)

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  • Follow one day in the real lives of seven kids from around the world!
  • 5-8 Years
  • 12.1" x 9.4" Hardcover
  • 52 Pages
  • Juvenile Nonfiction, People & Places


About the Book

Follow the real lives of seven kids from Italy, Japan, Iran, India, Peru, Uganda, and Russia for a single day!

Book Synopsis

Follow one day in the real lives of seven kids from around the world! This informative and fascinating illustrated book is perfect for learning how children live across the globe.

In Japan, Kei plays Freeze Tag, while in Uganda, Daphine likes to jump rope. While the way they play may differ, the shared rhythm of their days--and this one world we all share--unites them.

From Italy, Japan, Iran, and India to Peru, Uganda, and Russia, author Matt Lamonthe transports readers across the globe and back with this luminous and thoughtful picture book. Getting a glimpse into everyday routines across the culture map provides a window into traditions that may be different from our own as well as mirrors reflecting our common experiences.

GEOGRAPHY FOR KIDS: Children who love learning about new cultures and customs will find a world of fascination in these pages. From food to sports to daily chores, this wonderful nonfiction book for kids features delightful illustrations that are accompanied, in a final section, by photographs of the featured children with their families.

THE WAY THINGS WORK: Inspired by his own travels, author-illustrator Matt Lamonthe created this entertaining resource to educate children on the importance of similarities and differences, and to give them a unique look into the lives and everyday routines of other kids on earth.

ORDINARY PEOPLE CHANGE THE WORLD: A little history of the world shows us that the importance of interconnectedness cannot be underestimated. This book is a treasure that combines the best of children's picture books with a taste of cultural studies sized just right for young readers. "Helps children understand the world more globally."--Charlotte News Observer

Perfect for:

  • Parents or teachers looking for children's books that explore the world
  • Fans of National Geographic Kids magazine and other resources that explore geography and different world cultures
  • Readers of books like Everything & Everywhere: A Fact-Filled Adventure for Curious Globe-Trotters and Milo Imagines the World
  • Pair with a child's world atlas to create an inspiring and educational gift

Review Quotes

"A global introduction that goes beyond the usual symbols and sights."-Kirkus Reviews

"A good title for a read-aloud, as well as for the study of world communities."-School Library Connection

"Helps children understand the world more globally."--Charlotte News Observer

"I LOVE this book. Consider it an essential for any children's library."--Design Mom

"My kids get to see that their way of life isn't the only way. And that's a really important lesson. For us all."--Cool Mom Picks

"Readers will enjoy making cultural comparisons . . . as they follow each child through his or her day."-The Horn Book Magazine, starred review

"This is exactly the sort of book I love getting for my kids."--Jason Kottke, kottke.org

Booklist Editor's Choice

Read On Wisconsin! State Reading List 2018-2019

About the Author

Matt Lamothe is one third of the award-winning design company ALSO as well as the coauthor of The Exquisite Book, The Where, the Why and the How, and The Who, the What, and the When. He lives in Chicago.
Dimensions (Overall): 12.1 Inches (H) x 9.4 Inches (W) x .5 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.2 Pounds
Suggested Age: 5-8 Years
Number of Pages: 52
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: People & Places
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Theme: General
Format: Hardcover
Author: Matt Lamothe
Language: English
Street Date: May 2, 2017
TCIN: 51534335
UPC: 9781452150185
Item Number (DPCI): 248-22-8970
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 0.5 inches length x 9.4 inches width x 12.1 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1.2 pounds
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5.0 out of 5 stars with 9 reviews
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5 out of 5 stars
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Jena - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Big colorful good easy
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Toddler approved!

5 out of 5 stars
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Disappointed - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
This book is beautifully illustrated and well- written. It is based on the lives of a few children around the world. We love learning about the day to day of other cultures. My 2 year old is captivated by the pictures on every page. We love this book!
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Awesome book!

5 out of 5 stars
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Cj - 4 years ago
My 4 year old loves this book! It is a great way to introduce children to the ways other kids around the world grow up. It’s beautifully illustrated and based on the lives of real families around the world.
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