We all have different answers to why we live where we live. For some of us, our parents bought the home, and we had no choice where we are living. Others live in apartments. Yet others live with a large extended family. Either way, we all live somewhere.
But why do we live in a particular neighbourhood or city or town? That is more complicated to answer, isn’t it? Again, most of this for kids is not something that they have control over until they get much older.
This book takes us on a journey through time and space to examine the places that we humans choose to call home. We are influenced by many factors such as the availability of food and water, jobs, safety and security. But we also influence the environment where we live–adapting the planet to our needs.
This is quite a different book for kids eight and up. It examines the world from a different and thought-provoking perspective.
The illustrations are bold and colourful too. They bring some of the main themes home for readers.
Kira Vermond is an award-winning writer and a frequent contributor to The Globe and Mail, Chatelaine, and Today’s Parent. She is the author of The Secret Life of Money: A Kid’s Guide to Cash and Growing Up: Inside and Out. Kira lives in Guelph, Ontario.
Julie McLaughlin is a Vancouver-based freelance illustrator. She has illustrated projects for editorial, advertising, and publishing clients around the world.
Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth