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Littleland Around the World
     

Littleland Around the World

by Marion Billet
 
Join the little ones on their fantastic voyage of discovery around the world.

When the little ones take a trip around the world, they find new sights and sounds to be identified in each country, from the U.K. to Japan! Full of busy scenes and a simple story to help young children learn new words.

Overview

Join the little ones on their fantastic voyage of discovery around the world.

When the little ones take a trip around the world, they find new sights and sounds to be identified in each country, from the U.K. to Japan! Full of busy scenes and a simple story to help young children learn new words.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
[E]ach stop is identified in the accompanying comment, and the Richard Scarry–style cartoon scenes include recognizable landmarks or other location markers. Running beneath every spread are nine labeled items for viewers to spot—combining generic bicycles or sunglasses with site-specific national flags, animals, foods, musical instruments and the like. ... A good way for tourists who are still toddlers to glimpse the wide world without leaving a parental lap.
—Kirkus Reviews

Take a quick trip into the imagination with Littleland: Around the World, by Marion Billet. Each page spread features a different country, such as the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Kenya. Readers can also hunt for cultural sights in each drawing for even more adventure.
—Parents Magazine Tablet

Children's Literature - Heidi Hauser Green
Ten little animals, known as the little ones, cavort across the world in this “spot-and-say” book, a sequel to Littleland by Marion Billet, of the popular “Noodle” series for preschoolers. Here, an ensemble cast of animal characters, including a pig, dog, and alligator, travel from home through London, Paris, the Netherlands, Germany, Finland, Venice, Egypt, Kenya, India, China, Tokyo, Australia, Brazil, and New York City. Readers will enjoy finding each of nine “Can you see …?” images on each double-page spread. The information they receive about each country is superficial, but this will not detract from readers’ pleasure or their interest in other cultures. The littles ones themselves are pleasing to the eye. Readers may choose a favorite and follow their specific activities around the world, for added fun. This is a colorful and appealing book for the preschool and kindergarten crowd. Reviewer: Heidi Hauser Green; Ages 3 to 8.
School Library Journal
09/01/2014
PreS-K—The "little ones" (a mixed group of 10 different animals, including a pig, koala, dog, and alligator) are leaving Littleland for a trip around the world. Each spread features a brief description of the locales they are visiting and a selection of seek-and-find images for children to spot. The first spread includes items they will need on their trip, such as a map and camera. The little ones visit a variety of cities across the globe, with searchable objects relevant to each destination. The journey begins in London (teacup and black taxi), goes through the Netherlands (tulip and windmill), India (mangoes and sitar), visiting nearly every continent, before winding up in New York City (hot dog and skyscraper). The digitally produced images are colorful and simple while still conveying the visual flavor of the different sights. A solid choice.—Martha Link Yesowitch, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, NC
Kirkus Reviews
2014-05-04
The 10 animal tykes introduced in Littleland (2013) dance and play their way around the globe.The itinerary begins in London, ends in New York's Central Park and in between stops in a more or less geographically logical mix of cities and generalized locales. These range from Venice to the pyramids, Tokyo to the Australian Outback. Happily, Africa is represented by both Egypt and Kenya, which is specified as "a country in Eastern Africa," although the tour is heavily Eurocentric. Endpaper maps track the journey, each stop is identified in the accompanying comment, and the Richard Scarry-style cartoon scenes include recognizable landmarks or other location markers. Running beneath every spread are nine labeled items for viewers to spot—combining generic bicycles or sunglasses with site-specific national flags, animals, foods, musical instruments and the like. Ethnic stereotyping is, at worst, mild; in China, for instance, only one figure is not dressed in a festival robe, and in Italy, "people often eat pizza for lunch." As the characters are all animals, ethnic markers tend to be sartorial.A good way for tourists who are still toddlers to glimpse the wide world without leaving a parental lap. (Picture book. 2-4)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763675790
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
08/26/2014
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
505,863
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 11.50(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

When the little ones take a trip around the world, they find new sights and sounds to be identified in each country, from the U.K. to Japan! Full of busy scenes and a simple story to help young children learn new words.

Marion Billet is the illustrator of the Noodle books as well as the first book featuring the little ones, Littleland. She has published numerous books in eleven different countries. Her adorable characters have appeared in magazines and on stationery, toys, children’s furniture, and clothes. She currently lives in Paris.

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