Monday, February 28, 2011

While You Are Sleeping

Bernhard, Durga. 2011. While You are Sleeping: A Lift-the-Flap Book of Time Around the World. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge.

Just a quick post today on a great little title for the 2011 Cooperative Summer Library Program, "One World, Many Stories."  Each page features a small inset map and a local time, with an illustration of a child sleeping, playing, eating, doing whatever is common for that time.  The adjacent page features a circular illustration depicting another part of the world. Lift the flap to see another child in his own time zone.  The following pages continue the story, each child in his own country at his local time.  (Interestingly, the local time in India is at half-past the hour, as the entire country of India is set in the time zone, regardless of the standard longitudinal divisions between Greenwich Mean Time and the Prime Meridian.)

The final pages feature a map of the world with the delineations for each time zone.

While You Are Sleeping is an attractively illustrated multi-purpose book, suitable for the summer reading theme, "One World, Many Stories", or for teaching multiculturalism, time zones, geography, or the
rotation of the earth around the sun.

A Discussion and Activity Guide is available from the publisher.

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1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful book this is...I am eager to get a copy as it appears it might be just great for our multicultural collection this year at RIF. And thanks for the reminder about the summer program as well as the posts for Women's History Month. Appreciate your participation in Nonfiction Monday this week!