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Product details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Age Range: 6 - 9 years
  • Publisher: Tricycle Press (15 Aug. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1582462461
  • ISBN-13: 978-1582462462
  • Product Dimensions: 28.7 x 1.8 x 24.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 637,103 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2008 IRA Notable Book for a Global Society
2009 Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People, NCSS-CBC
Editors' Choice, "Booklist"
2008 Best Book of the Year, "School Library Journal"
2008 Best Book of the Year, Children's Nonfiction, "Publishers Weekly"
Review, Publishers Weekly
"Brilliantly executed. . . . Engrossing and certain to stimulate."
Review, School Library Journal
"A fascinating volume for browsing. . . . Visually stunning."
Review, Booklist
"[This] is a fascinating, sobering, and instructive look at daily life around the world, and it will draw readers of a wide range to its beautifully composed pages."
Review, Book Links
"Best new book for the classroom."
Review, Kirkus Reviews
"The plentiful photos are fascinating, offering both intimate glimpses of family life and panoramic views of other lands. Whether used for research or received as a gift from socially conscious adults, this [book] offers children plenty to chew over."

2008 IRA Notable Book for a Global Society
2009 Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People, NCSS-CBC
Editors' Choice, Booklist
2008 Best Book of the Year, School Library Journal
2008 Best Book of the Year, Children's Nonfiction, Publishers Weekly
Review, Publishers Weekly
"Brilliantly executed. . . . Engrossing and certain to stimulate."
Review, School Library Journal
"A fascinating volume for browsing. . . . Visually stunning."
Review, Booklist
"[This] is a fascinating, sobering, and instructive look at daily life around the world, and it will draw readers of a wide range to its beautifully composed pages."
Review, Book Links
"Best new book for the classroom."
Review, Kirkus Reviews
"The plentiful photos are fascinating, offering both intimate glimpses of family life and panoramic views of other lands. Whether used for research or received as a gift from socially conscious adults, this [book] offers children plenty to chew over."

About the Author

Peter Menzel is a photographer known for his coverage of international feature stories on science and the environment. His award-winning photographs have been published in Life, National Geographic, Smithsonian, Time, Stern, GEO, and the New York Times Magazine. He has received a number of World Press Photo and Picture of the Year awards.
Faith D Aluisio is the editor and lead writer for the Material World book series. She received the James Beard Foundation Award in 1999 for Best Book, Reference and Writing on Food for Man Eating Bugs: The Art and Science of Eating Insects. She is a former television news producer whose work received awards from the Radio-Television News Directors Association and the Headliners Foundation of Texas.
Peter and Faith are the co-creators of the books Material World: A Global Family Portrait, Women in the Material World, and Hungry Planet: What the World Eats, winner of the James Beard Foundation Award in 2005 for Book of the Year. They are also the co-authors of Man Eating Bugs and Robo sapiens: Evolution of a New Species. Peter and Faith live in Napa, California."


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Even though the book can only focus on so many families around the world, I still think it gives a pretty good picture of what people eat in different parts of the globe and how much better some people in the third world countries eat with their few local chemical free fruit and vegetables than many in the first world countries with their dependance on packaged and processed foods, red meat and soft drinks. So few green vegetables on those tables......:( A great book to read to your food fussy kids!
The book also gives interesting details of their everyday lives and the pictures are great.
Recommended for all ages.
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I have all the books of Peter Menzel. They are fascinating & informative testaments. My children and I read them together...and we all learn alot.
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5.0 out of 5 stars endlessly fascinating 16 Feb. 2010
By Laksmi - Published on Amazon.com
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I agree with the reviewer that said to get Hungry Planet instead if it's for older kids. But this version makes the material more accessible for younger children. Food offers a concrete way to relate to other cultures. The photos of families with a week's worth of groceries bring out cultural differences and make differences in affluence vivid and explicit. When my six-year-old daughter saw the photo of one family from a refugee camp with their meager sacks of food--in dramatic contrast to the abundant array of colorful packaged foods surrounding the families of developed countries--she asked, bewildered, "why do they have so little?" (Um, do you want the short answer to that, or the long answer?) There are so many ways to compare the photos and think about differences in diet. Every photo seems to tell many stories, often surprising. The book helps children understand poverty, malnutrition, and the industrial food system, but also invites them to marvel at the fascinating variety of food worldwide, and develop curiosity about other cultures.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This Book is Amazing 27 Sept. 2008
By Kat - Published on Amazon.com
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After seeing it mentioned in a magazine article, I got this book from our local library. It is nothing short of amazing. Not only do I find it interesting but all three of my children - ages 9, 12 and 16 - have picked it up on their own to read and share with visiting friends. I'm actually coming to Amazon right now to buy it as a Christmas gift for all my relatives and one for our school library. It's beautifully photographed and very interesting. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.
5.0 out of 5 stars updated edition is awesome 1 Jun. 2014
By Denise Pokrywka - Published on Amazon.com
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Great coffee table book that is very interesting to read or simply flip through the pages. The stark difference to some countries and the amazing similarities to others jumps out at you immediately as look through the pages. I bought this copy as a gift for a friend and they absolutely love it. Foodies and food curious alike will enjoy this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Obsessed 8 April 2014
By jpop - Published on Amazon.com
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I love this book, I pick it up and thumb through it about once a month. I am a dietitian and a travel junky so this perfectly combines my 2 passions. Such a unique and creative idea, I can't wait to share this with my kids someday.
5.0 out of 5 stars Another in a great series 18 Jun. 2013
By Amy - homeschooling mom - Published on Amazon.com
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I first read "Material World" and have since read many of their other books. This is another great one in the series. Their powerful photographs really capture so much. There is no way to show the diversity in each country with one or two families...so I think it must be taken with that caution - especially when using with kids.
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