BOOK SERIES REVIEW: Great geography & culture book series: A Child’s Day
Yikang lives with her parents in Changzhi city. Her mother wakes her at seven and after breakfast her father gives her a lift to school on the back of his bicycle. When school is over for the day Yikang and her parents sit down to dinner of rice and stir fried Chinese celery with doufu (bean curd). After dinner, Yikang practices her English letters. At about 10, she kisses her mother and father goodnight and goes to bed. Yikang, Wanan! (Goodnight, Yikang!)
This book is part of the series A Child's Day, photographic information books concentrating on the daily lives and experiences of children in countries around the world, published in association with Oxfam.
Found this book at the library while researching books on China to use with this idea of Homeschooling with The Amazing Race, as discussed in our podcast episode #19.
This series is full of beautifully done photo picture books depicting a child from a foreign (as in, non-American) city/village. Each book is a different child in a different country.
In the China book, they introduce you to the child and her family, show her home and how she starts here day. From there it goes through her typical day and describes many different items and traditions that are unique to her country (with lots of great photos!) The story ends with bedtime and afterwards are a few pages with “More About China”, “Language of China”, “The Chinese Words in the Book”, and “Find out more” (which is a short list of other books about China.
Here’s a list of other books in the series: