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Aug 31 2017

Under the same sky by Britta Teckentrup

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Caterpillar Books, 2017. ISBN 9781848575868
'We live under the same sky, in lands near and far...
We live under the same sky, wherever we are.'
The dedication to this gentle, lullaby-like book is 'For a united world'. Using the softest palette, the creatures of habitats around the world, rhyming couplets and clever cutouts, Teckentrup emphasises this message of inclusivity perfectly.
With so much angst and anxiety that is focusing on difference, we are reminded that despite the diversity of how we look, where we live and what we do, nevertheless we all share this planet and have so many things in common especially our dreams.
Hopeful, reaffirming and the ideal discussion starter for children to focus on how they are the same and how they can live together in harmony.
Barbara Braxton

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