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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Thrilling Thursday

At The Same Moment Around The World by Clotilde Perrin is an impressive trek encircling the globe.  It describes what is going on in each time zone.  The front and back covers, when opened up show the whole world, then on each page we travel to each region, and at the back of the book drawn world map with each child and where they are on the map pulls out so we can see the entire earth.
The illustrations in this book were rendered in pencil and colorized digitally.  They have moody, magnificent colors and lots of action. This title was published previously in 2011 in France, but teachers will love this geography and culture rich story.  It could be a jumping off point to study another culture or country or time zone. I'll use it with students 2nd grade and older. For 2nd grade using the map they can use the cardinal and intermediate directions to find where each character is located in the world.

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