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Salience is another visual element that was used, again the moon showed this; it is bright and up higher so the reader's eye is drawn to it. I chose to read this book because as I said, it is very unique, also, I am a quarter Moroccan and I love learning more about the culture since I don’t know much.

It was like a dream… We were woken at about 3am by one of the girls shouting to us from outside Fadma’s window. Page by page, we experience the lives of two little boys – one from an urban family in Sydney, Australia, the other from Morocco. If they walk to the left, they can view the Sydney journey and read the images from left to right and if they walk to the right, they can view the Moroccan journey and read the images from right to left.These worlds couldn’t be further apart, yet with the showing of the parallel lives of the two families, we see a simple truth. Selected by a distinguished independent panel of experts including our editorial expert, Julia Eccleshare, for Diverse Voices - 50 of the best Children's Books celebrating cultural diversity in the UK. There is usually a mixture of Arabic and Berber people, nomads, Jews, southern desert people and immigrants from sub Saharan countries … and a variety of shades of skin colour, some very black and some in comparison, quite fair.

As you turn the pages you see their families, what they eat, their surroundings, it's fun to spot the differences and the similarities. I am told she will sell her weaving in one of the local souks … her husband will take it to sell there. Great idea for the way the book opens; insulting message of poverty and wealth distribution and people's worth of work.I also like that the book centers around family life: eating together, working on projects together, doing chores as a family and going on outings together. Unfortunately, the author doesn't compare similar economic groups between the two cultures, thus not rendering an equivalent comparison. Recently, some Berber women have adopted the veil, but most remain comfortable with the gaze of the outside world. Mirror creatively expresses the similarities that humans share, despite difference of culture, race, or geography. In this Moroccan village, the woman weaves colorful rugs, in Australia, the father and the child worked on rebuilding the fireplace.

With growing Arabisation, Berbers mostly abandoned their coastal settlements and retreated to N Africa’s inhospitable mountains and deserts. By submitting a review you grant us the right to display and use it in any way; please read our General Legal Notices for full details. The wordless book format allows for lots of conversations with your child about culture and the world, both differences and similarities. Overall, I love learning about new cultures and making connects between them as were shown in this book when the families eat and spend time together.I ride until I reach a high point overlooking two Kasbahs like two islands in a sea of green beside the river.

Two diverse countries and cultures are linked with warmth and charm in this two-in-one picture book. One of the most common symbols used is the eye of the partridge, a diamond shaped motif that represents the bird’s unblinking stare, always on the watch against lurking evil. It lets you experience the lives of two little boys - one from an urban family in Sydney, Australia, the other from Morocco.Each year the labour gets harder as they need to travel further to find new suitable areas of grass. The hood itself might be folded back to reveal a face or pulled out and mysteriously obscure the face underneath. Compare families/cultures that speak the same language or possibly compare more than 2 different families/cultures?

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