"I love books with layers of diversity and this book certainly captures a wide range of people, place and cultures, making space for more conversation as the reader ages, fostering a worldly view and hopefully, inspiring a desire to travel." Odds & Hens
"This clever read-aloud shows the world and its cultures through a snapshot of one point in time in each of the world’s 24 time zones." ~ BookPage review by Billie B. Little
“Cascone and Sheppard’s book is a fun time tour around the world. The illustrations by Beckman make it all the more so.” ~ Marie and Roland Smith, authors of T is for Time
AROUND THE WORLD RIGHT NOW by bestselling author Gina Cascone, and her daughter, Bryony Williams Sheppard, is a multicultural travelogue through each of the 24 time zones. Young readers are invited to travel the world and experience many people, places, and things that exist on our planet . . . right now. In every minute of every hour of every day, something wonderful is happening around our world.
In Santa Fe, New Mexico, an artist sits behind his easel working on a painting. While at the same time in Greenland, an Inuit boy begins training his first pack of sled dogs. While in Madagascar, a playful lemur is trying to steal treats from a family's picnic, just as a baby humpback whale is born deep in the Pacific Ocean.
ALL AROUND THE WORLD is a perfect read-aloud. It introduces geography and time zones while celebrating the richness and diversity of life on our planet.