Up Above and Down Below by Paloma Valdivia

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"In the world, there are different kinds of people," opens Up Above and Down Below. On the top, they think the ones on the bottom are different. Down below they think the ones up above are different. But what if they turned themselves upside down? Would they find that they're all the same, except in a few small ways?

Through award-winning translator Susan Ouriou, author-illustrator Paloma Valdivia explores this complex philosophical question and encourages young readers to appreciate the differences among people as well as their similarities. The short sentences and stylized, surreal illustrations will draw readers into the whimsical worlds of up above and down below, delighting and enlightening them as they complete their tour.
 

About Paloma Valdivia

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Paloma Valdivia studied graphic design in Santiago de Chile and illustration in Barcelona. She has illustrated more then twenty children's books. Up Above and Down Below is her authorial debut; it has been translated from its original Spanish into nine other languages. She lives in Santiago de Chile.
 
Published August 14, 2012 by Owlkids Books. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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Chilean author/illustrator Valdivia highlights the notion that although different kinds of people live in different places around the world, we share many things in common.

Jul 15 2012 | Read Full Review of Up Above and Down Below

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Chilean author/illustrator Valdivia’s charming, low-key explanation of life in different hemispheres draws attention to the simple fact that many people live below the equator.

May 28 2012 | Read Full Review of Up Above and Down Below

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