The World Turns Round and Round by Nicki Weiss

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Whether you say mjomba or uncle, chachi or aunt, jidd or grandfather, you will recognize the love in the pages of this book. Whether your relatives live in Maine or Mexico, Colorado or Kenya, they are linked to you and you to them. The cultures that distinguish us and the families that connect us are cause for celebration in this book that shows that the world is smaller than we think.
 

About Nicki Weiss

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Nicki Weiss is the author-artist of many popular picture books, including Where Does the Brown Bear Go? and If You're Happy and You Know It. After many years of creating picture books, she decided to become an elementary school teacher. She received her master's degree from Bank Street College of Education and now teaches reading and art in a public school in New York City's East Village.
 
Published September 19, 2000 by Greenwillow Books. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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/ Oh he never saw / such a sombrero of straw / From rural Mexico.” Each spread has a new verse, picturing the relative in a framed landscape on the left, and a spot illustration of the child wearing the gift on white background on the right.

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The author uses a rhythmic question-and-answer format for a series of questions involving clothing: ""What was sent to the lucky girl/ From her tante on the Haitian isle?"" (""From Port-au-Prince came a chemise aux fleurs./ How it flattered her,/ That chemise aux fleurs/ From Haiti, island of gre...

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