Author: Takashi Owaki
Publisher: One Peace Books
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One universal concern of childhood is thoughts of the future. Children all wonder if they will grow up to be what they wish and hope for. In this unique photographic journey around the globe, author Takashi Owaki interviews children about their dreams for their lives.
Visiting Mexico, Russia, China, and Finland, as well as nine other countries, Owaki asks children what they want to be when they grow up. Their answers are surprising and refreshing, and often express the cultural values they live with. Their world is photographed, and a snippet of their daily activities is also included.
Children delight in learning about different cultures. When sharing on a topic dear to their hearts, they enjoy the experience even more. Dreams Around the World will captivate children as they explore new worlds through others’ dreams.
Reviewer: Alice Berger