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by Maya Ajmera

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Title:What We Wear: Dressing Up Around the World (Global Fund for Children Books)
Authors:Maya Ajmera
Info:Charlesbridge Publishing (2012), Hardcover, 32 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:Picture Book, multicultural, non fiction

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What We Wear: Dressing Up Around the World by Maya Ajmera



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This book is about introducing the reader on the different ways that children dress based on their country. It also gives some detail about their culture differences like the festivals they celebrate, the religion, and schools. I liked the pictures in this book and the variety of cultures in it. I recommend this book to be read aloud for kindergarten, first, second, and third graders. This would be a great book to read during a culture unit. ( )
  Sthefania | Mar 22, 2017 |
This informational book displays pictures of kids from all over the world dressed in outfits for varying events such as school, sports, festivals, and religion (the kids' location is typed on each picture). It explains whey people dress up - to have fun! It goes on to show the different materials used for outfits and what the clothes mean to all cultures. The book states that "dressing up means celebrating who we are and what we believe" along with showing different team outfits for various events. After a multitude of pictures are shown and reasons behind clothing is stated, "What We Wear" proceeds to show - on a map - where all the kids in the pictures came from and then details ways that kids can learn more about different cultures as well as their own cultural heritage. ( )
  Miss_Annie_O | Mar 2, 2015 |
I love how this book is like taking a trip around the world through the pictures and outfits it shares. This book really opens one's eyes to all of the amazing aspects of culture that other nations have. This book does not offer much information, so it is just kind of a peek into the details of these cultures, but it it so interesting to look at the huge differences between a kimono and a soccer uniform. In the back of this book, there are resources to find out more about each of the cultures portrayed in this book. I feel like that is a very useful tool to have in this book and could be a great gateway to finding more books. The big picture of this book is to create a beginning to exposure to many different countries and cultures. It is showing a lot of larger ideas in this simple way. ( )
  ajfurman | Dec 2, 2014 |
What people wear around the world.
Bridging cultural gaps.

K-3 ( )
  hatease | Nov 29, 2014 |
What We Wear: Dressing Up Around the World is an informational book about the different clothes children wear all around the world. Its aim is to teach children that although we may wear different clothes, we are all similar, and do similar things such as play sports and go to school. There are actual pictures of real children wearing traditional outfits or school wear. I would recommend this book to kids in 3rd-5th grade. ( )
  SimoneAlexis | Oct 3, 2014 |
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Works well when teaching clothing, weather or geography.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 158089416X, Hardcover)

Vibrant photographs from around the world showcase the many different types of clothing that kids wear to play, study, pretend and celebrate. From school uniforms to costumes, traditional ethnic clothing to sports team jerseys-no matter what kids wear, clothes are an important part of who they are.

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Uses colorful photographs to show the clothing and dress of children from places around the globe, including Peru, Uganda, and Sweden.

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