Praise for AROUND THE WORLD RIGHT NOW
“Around the World Right Now” by Gina Cascone and Bryony Williams Sheppard and illustrated by Olivia Beckman is a nonfiction book that cleverly illustrates the different time zones and what might be happening around the world when it’s six o’clock in the morning in San Francisco. Kids will love reading about different places and trying to find them on a map. It’s a perfect companion text for a young science class." - Reviewer/Educator Pam Kramer for Huffington Post
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL "This is a versatile book that could be used to introduce children to a variety of topics, from geography to time. In addition to teaching concepts, it reinforces a crucial message of unity by featuring children of all ages and races from around the globe. Illustrating 24 different time zones is no small feat, yet Beckman rises to the challenge. VERDICT A high-quality book for our times, in both its educational and inclusive message."–Katherine Hickey, Metropolitan Library System, Oklahoma City
The blend of geography and time zone details creates a fun story that will be relished by kids with good reading skills and an ability to comprehend both time zones and other cultures. - Donovan Literary Services
"Enormously interesting, including the back matter that provides additional information, Around the World Right Now is a unique gem of a book." Nationally syndicated, Kendal Rautzhan writes and lectures on children’s literature.
"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