Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Review Peace In My World
Peace in My World
By: Syeda Mleeha Shah
Illustrated by: Jason Hutton
Published by: Tate Publishing Enterprises
This review is based on a review copy provided by Syeda M. Shah in exchange for review, all reviews being my own opinion without guarantee or assumption of liking or disliking.
Peace in My World is a delightful story for young children told in rhyme. It tells of a place where peace flourishes. Each page is accompanied by full color illustrations depicting children from all over the world in traditional costumes. Each child, no matter, his or her homeland, enjoys the same pleasures whether it’s rain puddles to jump in, or rivers to sit by.
Ms. Shah has crafted a clever story for children aimed to instill in them an understanding of world peace. This concept is one which is universal and important for children to grasp at an early age. The poetry contains simple language which is easy for children to enjoy, yet the repetition of the line “I am in peace from head to toe,” reinforces the idea on every page.
Following the story, Ms. Shah gives children some things to think about the word “peace” and what the letters mean. Also included are pages devoted to some of the countries of the world. There is a picture of the country’s flag, the name of its capital, the language used, and the word for peace. Children will learn about Pakistan, Egypt, the United States, China, and Ethiopia.