Wednesday, July 16, 2014

PICTURE BOOK - At the Same Moment, Around the World - by Clotilde Perrin

Illustrated by the author
2014 US - Chronicle Books
2011 France
Tall & thin, $17.99
32 pages with large foldout map
Goodreads rating: 4.01
My rating: 4
Endpapers: blue scratchboard swirls
Title Page: White scratchboard swirls
1st line:  It is six o'clock in the morning in Dakar, Senegal.  Keita wakes up early to help his father count the fish caught during the night.

7 am:  Paris France
8 am: Sofia, Bulgaria
9 am:  Baghdad, Iraq
10 am:  Dubai, United Arab Emirates
11 am:  Samarkand, Uzbekistan
noon:  Himilaya Mountains, Mt. Everest
1 pm:  Hanoi, Vietnam
2 pm:  Shanghai, China

3 pm:  Tokyo, Japan
4 pm:  between Ayers Rock and Sydney, Australia
5 pm:  Noumea, New Caledonia
6 pm:  Anadyr, Russia
7pm:  Apia, Somoa
8 pm:  Honolulu, Hawaii
9 pm:  Anchorage, AK
10 pm:  San Francisco, AZ
11 pm:  Phoenix, AZ
midnight:  Mexico City
1 am:  Lima, Peru
2 am:  Amazon rainforest, Manaus, Brazil
3am:  Nuuk, Greenland
4 am:  island of Fernando de Noronha, near Brazil
5 am:  mid-Atlantic, on a ship

Includes two pages of information about time zones and a large pullout map that shows all the countries mentioned and the kids that reside there.

My comments:  I poured over the information and the illustrations many times.  Ella took a long look twice.  We'd just been learning about Australia and she was tickled that it was mentioned, as well as Brazil, which she'd heard about because of the soccer championship.  Great picture book.

Goodreads:  Discover Benedict drinking hot chocolate in Paris, France; Mitko chasing the school bus in Sofia, Bulgaria; and Khanh having a little nap in Hanoi, Vietnam! Clotilde Perrin takes readers eastward from the Greenwich meridian, from day to night, with each page portraying one of (the original) 24 time zones. Strong back matter empowers readers to learn about the history of timekeeping and time zones, and to explore where each of the characters lives on the world map. A distinctive educational tool, this picture book's warm, unique illustrations also make it a joy to read aloud and admire.

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