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A Ticket Around the World

Natalia Diaz
Melissa Owens
Kim Smith
Language: English
Format: Paperback
Status: In Print
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5;
Authentic Canadian Content

Take a tour of thirteen fascinating countries in this introduction to cultures around the world.

Join a young boy as he hops around the globe, visiting friends in 13 different countries spanning all 6 populated continents. Along the way, he introduces us to each friend’s environment and customs, and shares interesting facts about each country’s culture, language, food, geography, wildlife, landmarks and more. Each country has a dedicated spread with a small map that shows geography and landmarks, letting readers imagine they are traveling, too. The format makes it easy to spot similarities and differences between countries.

This informational picture book brings engaging nonfiction content to younger readers by showing them how other children just like them live around the world. Playful, realistic illustrations done with stylized realism lend warmth and whimsy to the book, making each locale feel welcoming. A Ticket Around the World will leave readers feeling like they’ve toured the globe without ever having left home.

"The format easily invites comparisons and contrasts, and thought-provoking questions at the end will encourage additional critical thinking." — Booklist

"An excellent resource." – Canadian Children's Book News

"Facts are incorporated into the page seamlessly, like a conversation between friends." — Canadian Review of Materials

"The book's inviting design resembles a scrapbook, with small, fact-filled vignettes sprinkled across the pages... will undoubtedly inspire young armchair travelers." — The National Reading Campaign

Educator Information
Reading Level: Grades 2-5
Fountas & Pinnell: O
Lexile Measure: 1G840L

Curriculum Connections: Language Arts (Reading comprehension, understanding of informational texts); Social Studies (Heritage and Identity; Traditions and Celebrations; World Connections; Communications Around the World)

Key Features of this work:

  • Excellent introduction to the diversity of our world.
  • Each country is explored as if the reader is visiting a child who lives there.
  • Individual maps showcase each country, while a world map at the beginning of the book gives a global view of where each country is located.
  • Includes a brief quiz about the countries visited.

Additional Information
32 pages | 10.00" x 9.00"

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