This book allows young readers to visit with fourteen children, all from different countries, to learn about their families. Based on real children, each is told in the first person, beginning with a greeting in the child's native language. From Ryan, who lives on a Texas cattle farm, to Nkoitoi, who tends the family goat in Kenya, to Baatar, who moves regularly with his nomadic family in Mongolia, there is a vast range of homes, locations, customs and activities presented here, all of it illustrated with bright colors and vivid detail by illustrator Jessica Rae Gordon.
Margriet Ruurs is an avid traveler and has shared her 30 books with children all over the world. She lives in Salt Spring Island, British Columbia.Jessica Rae Gordon is an illustrator, designer and visual arts teacher. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.