“All over the world”—Review of Whoever You Are
“All over the world”—Book Review of Whoever You Are
Review by Sarah Mist
Book: Whoever You Are
Author: Mem Fox
Illustrator: Leslie Staub
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
For readers aged: 6 to 8 years old
This book is more social commentary/poetry on the connection of humanity through similarities beyond race and culture, rather than a story, which I was not expecting. The multicultural illustrations and references are beautiful. While the message is beautiful and corresponding illustrations lovely, the lack of storyline could be better for a younger audience. My seven-year-old son has done a lot of travelling so he could relate to all the cultural “same same but different” images. We had fun finding the global flying guy on each page.
★★★ 3 stars from my seven-year-old son
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