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Children's LiteratureThe title sentiment is expanded to a double-page spread to list the things we all share, like the golden sun, the silver moon, wind, waves, rain, snow, songs, friends, and dreams. On each spread our young narrator observes from outside a frame a scene of children in a different part of that world we share. In all there are eleven different countries, shown on their continents on a small map in one corner. The final message is "Let's live in peace." Naturalistic ink and watercolor drawings depict "typical" scenes in countries on six continents. The three concluding double-page scenes don't have borders. They show a few animals and children from the different countries interacting with each other, a possible reference to a "Peaceable Kingdom." A part of the profits from this book will be donated to The Children's Global Foundation. The end-papers depict R. Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion Map, which show the planet as "one big island in one big ocean." This is a hopeful introduction to many parts of that island for children. 2004, Illumination Arts Publishing Company, Ages 4 to 8.
—Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz