January 28, 2015
The Global Village
If the World Were a Village: A Book about the World’s People
by David J. Smith
illustrated by Shelagh Armstrong
The world is a very big place! As of 2010, its population was over 6 billion and growing. That's a mind-boggling number. But what if you could visit a village of just 100 people? David J. Smith imagines such a scenario, making it easier to present vital statistics on nationality, religion, food, energy, health, and resources. His book helps to foster a sense of world-mindedness and global citizenship in children and tweens.
The text is easily understood; however, the pictures could do a better job of visualizing and complementing the information.