Discover Benedict drinking hot chocolate in Paris, France; Mitko chasing the school bus in Sofia, Bulgaria; and Khanh having a little nap in Hanoi, Vietnam! Clotilde Perrin takes readers eastward from the Greenwich meridian, from day to night, with each page portraying one of (the original) 24 time zones. Strong back matter empowers readers to learn about the history of timekeeping and time zones, and to explore where each of the characters lives on the world map. A distinctive educational tool, this picture book's warm, unique illustrations also make it a joy to read aloud and admire.
About the Author
Clotilde Perrin has illustrated more than 30 books. She studied decorative art at école des Arts Décoratifs in Strasbourg.
"Perrin imagines children at the same moment in each respective time zone, drawing their lives together in one great symphonic chord."--Publishers Weekly
"Rich digital artwork is very effective."--Booklist
"The brief text and handsome art celebrate Earth's rich variety."--The Horn Book
"Exceptionally creative, thought-provoking, and educational."--Books to Borrow.. Books to Buy
"A very fine working of story, information, art and culture."--Kirkus Reviews
"Stunning."-School Library Journal
"Readers will take from this book. a sense of awe at the variety of life going on at exactly the same time."-The New York Times