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by Peter Spier

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In this encyclopedic picture book, Spier celebrates humankind in all its diversity-how we are similar and how we are differnt; in what we wear, eat, play, and how we worship. Small vignettes fill each page, illustrating the wonderful variety that exists among peoples of different cultures and races.

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Random House Children's Books
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1st ed
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4 - 8 Years

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People 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my 3 year old's favorite books. She loves the detailed pictures and picks out something else to ask about each time we read it. A eye-opening book for a young child; one that should teach concepts of differences and tolerance. I'm sure she will enjoy this book for years to come as she grows in understanding of the world around her.
ttocsmij More than 1 year ago
I can hardly add to what Chrijeff has said (see his Amazon review). I love this book and wholeheartedly recommend it to all age groups. Perhaps if this was translated and shown to children around the world, world peace could come in a few generations (providing we can keep those pesky grownups out of the way).
DanielGreene More than 1 year ago
Call it what you will but both my Sister and I had this book growing up. And I am convinced to this day that it is because of this book that I understand all people of the world, except for racist ones.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The illustrations in this book are so great, with the few written words, make a great opportunity for adults and children to discuss differences in people both from the USA and other places in the world. This book usually makes it to any baby shower/birth present I give, along with 4 others, for the reasons given above. My (now adult) chiildren loved this book - they found my fathers ears and nose illustrated in all their oversized glory! - as well other physical traits in their father's family. This book also allows for discussions on the child's level about prejudice, various cultural differences, and diversity in the world. This is such a great book, I recommend it to everyone!
Guest More than 1 year ago
People is a book about the kaleidoscope created by differences in the people of the world. Peter Spier illustrates differences in everything from clothing to noses to customs, showing respect for all. Our three children found the illustrations fascinating when they were young. The book provided a platform for discussing diversity and teaching respect. This Christmas, I'm buying the book for my grandaughters to continue the family tradition...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My granddaughter (age 6) had checked this out from her school library, and fell in love with it. I was sold on the values it reinforces; i.e., respecting the differences in people.
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P_B_and_J More than 1 year ago
No better children's book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I use this book in the classroom as a lesson in respecting diversity in others. Kids find some of the illustrations really interesting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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