This Is How We Do It
Follow one day in the real lives of seven kids from around the world—Italy, Japan, Iran, India, Peru, Uganda, and Russia!
In Japan, Kei plays Freeze Tag, while in Uganda, Daphine likes to jump rope. While the way they play may differ, the shared rhythm of their days—and this one world we all share —unites them.
This genuine exchange provides a window into traditions that may be different from our own as well as mirrors reflecting our common experiences. Inspired by his own travels, Matt Lamonthe transports readers across the globe and back with this luminous and thoughtful picture book.
A 2017 Booklist Editors' Choice Best Book of the Year
2017 Amazon Best Book of the Year
A 2017 Parents' Choice Award Winner
A Junior Library Guild Selection
★ “The similarities and differences between the seven lives are both delicate and astonishing in their details.”
—Booklist, starred review
★ “Readers will enjoy making cultural comparisons . . . as they follow each child through his or her day.”
—The Horn Book Magazine, starred review
The animated trailer above explains the overall idea behind the book, and shows snippets from some of the pages.