Monday, May 7, 2012

Dreams Around The World by Takashi Owaki

Hello again dear readers.
The Queen here with a book that spans across oceans and continents and visits children from across the world, asking one question: "What would you like to some day be?"

Read and find out. I think you'll find that dreams are quite common, despite where we come from or who we are.
Happy Reading,
The Queen

Author: Takashi Owaki                                                                                                             

Book Information:

Publisher and date: One Peace Books (April 15, 2012)
Reading level: 4-8
Book Info: Hardcover: 32 pages
Genre: Non-fiction Picture Book
ISBN: 978-1935548119

Book Theme:
Life dreams, children around the world, multicultural studies, careers

Book Summary from
Dreams Around the World takes you on a once-in-a-lifetime journey and introduces you to thirteen children between the ages of four and eight who share their dreams for the future, as well as their day-to-day lives. From Finland in the north to Argentina in the south, from Mexico in the west to China in the east, you will meet girls and boys who dream about becoming doctors, jockeys, and even kung-fu masters…just like you. Photographs, maps, flags, and interesting facts about every place accompany each child's story, letting you participate in a cultural experience like no other. In the end, you will discover that despite being from different places, you all have at least one thing in common: dreams! Included are two pages for you to add your own story.

Activity Adventures:

Young Readers:
Find the places the children in the book are from. Look on a map. Learn one new fact about the place these children come from.

Draw a picture of what you want to be when you grow up.

Older Readers:
Does any of the dreamers share your own dream? If so, learn more about the country that child is from. Write about it.

Create a poster about what you want to be when you grow up. What kind of education is required? What kind of tools does that career use? Learn as much as you can about the career you would like to pursue.

Authors Arena

Takashi Owaki is a photographer from Nagoya, Japan. He has a degree in architecture from Mie Prefecture University and has studied at the International Center of Photography in New York City. His work has been exhibited in New York and Tokyo. Currently, Mr. Owaki is traveling around the world with his Leica camera in search of scenes of everyday life. Visit his website at:


Patricia T. said...

What an inspiring and beautiful idea for a book. And, it's just been released. I love books that show how we are connected in so many ways -- important for children to see! Love this choice.

Jackie Castle said...

Thanks Patricia,
I thought this book would make a great addition to any classroom.

Thanks for stopping by.