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Mirror by Jeannie Baker
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Mirror (2010)

by Jeannie Baker

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This books does not have any words, but tells the story of two boys in two books that are side by side. One boy lives in Australia, and one lives in Morocco. The pictures mirror each other, giving a side-by-side comparison into the everyday lives of these boys and showing how they are different, but also similar in many ways.
  LivCerna | Feb 19, 2018 |
This book is named Mirrors because of the way it is set up. When you first open the book, there are two stories. On one side of the spread there is a story about a family in English, on the other side of the spread, there is a story about a family from Morocco. Without using words, this book shows the differences in culture. The pictures mirror each other in the sense that the activists and routines are similar, but the way they live their lives is different. On one side, there are many cars on the road, while on the other side in Morocco, you can see camels being ridden as transportation. While being very different, there is one page, with a carpet that connects both worlds. I don't think this book needs words to tell the story. The pictures are powerful and easy to read. ( )
  rmajeau | Dec 1, 2017 |
Realistic Fiction
Review: This wordless book tells the story of two boys: one from Australia and the other from Morocco. The story follows the two boys throughout their young days.
Critique: This is a good realistic fiction book because it provides a look into what life might look like for the two boys. This is also a good realistic fiction because it follows their lives, but we as the reader have to figure out what the characters could be saying based on the pictures. ( )
  lbenfield15 | Nov 5, 2017 |
This two-in-one wordless picture book parallel story follows two boys in very different boys engaging in every day activities, one boy in from the western world while the other is from a North African village. Readers are invited to compare, page by page the contrasting cultures of the vivid collage worlds.

Teaching Connections: social skills - accepting different cultures, making connections, analyzing collage images, compare and contrast Venn Diagrams, making inferences, writing the words for the story ( )
  EmmaNicolazzo | Dec 15, 2016 |
I love that this book is in two different languages. It's a beautiful book to expose young children to for so many reasons. The unique illustrations, the exposure to foreign text, and practicing visual comparison. I love coming home from Morocco last month to this book being shared in our literature course. ( )
  CourtneyElizabeth | Aug 3, 2016 |
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Thank you to the many friends who helped so much, especially Ana, Karolina, David and my Moroccan family, the Bouras family.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0763648485, Hardcover)

An innovative, two-in-one picture book follows a parallel day in the life of two families: one in a Western city and one in a North African village.

Somewhere in Sydney, Australia, a boy and his family wake up, eat breakfast, and head out for a busy day of shopping. Meanwhile, in a small village in Morocco, a boy and his family go through their own morning routines and set out to a bustling market. In this ingenious, wordless picture book, readers are invited to compare, page by page, the activities and surroundings of children in two different cultures. Their lives may at first seem quite unalike, but a closer look reveals that there are many things, some unexpected, that connect them as well. Designed to be read side by side — one from the left and the other from the right —these intriguing stories are told entirely through richly detailed collage illustrations.

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In Sydney, Australia, and in Morocco, two boys and their families have a day of shopping. Readers are invited to compare illustrations in two wordless stories that are intended to be read one from left to right and the other from right to left.

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