Publisher: Chronicle Books
Release Date: March 11, 2014
At the same moment, all around the world children are doing all sorts of things. While Mitko is chasing after the bus in Sofia, Bulgaria; Khanh is taking a little nap in Hanoi, Vietnam. Clotilde Perrin takes readers around the world into each time zone, exploring not only the different times, but cultures and people, capturing them in a frozen moment.
Time zones are hard and explaining them can be difficult sometimes. Even as an adult I find myself ticking off the time in my head in order to call my friend on the west coast or estimating when would be the best time to send an email to my friend in Shanghai. This story does a great job of capturing those realities, introducing geography, time, and could also be used as an entry point for diversity as well. The art is expressive, filling up the entire page and really giving a sense of unique space. As a lover of maps, my favorite part was the pullout world map in the back of the book.