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Friday, July 20, 2012


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People by Peter Spier
Call Number 155.2 SPIER

There are over 4,000,000,000 people on this earth.  That is a lot of people.  And we all live on just seven continents!  Some of us are short and some of us are tall.  Some of us are wide and some of us more narrow.  We come in a rainbow of colors.

With all of our differences, we are mainly the same.  We come with two ears, two eyes and one nose.  We celebrate with our friends and families.  We live in shelters and enjoy eating food. 

In Peter Spier’s book People, readers of all ages can get a glimpse into what makes us one people and what sets us apart.  How we are the same and how we are different. 

Spier's illustrations portray the world of people in all of their many distinctions, allowing the reader to feel a part of the many cultures that this Earth embraces.  Take a trip around the world and get to know your global neighbors in People by Peter Spier.


  1. This is the type of beautiful picture book that makes me wish my kids were still little. Although I don't think anyone ever outgrows picture books, teenagers tend to lose interest and move away a little. Then, as young parents, we discover them again--a reintroduction to the magic of books!

  2. This review intrigues me. I haven't seen this book before. I remember his book, Rain. Sounds like it would be great for my first graders! I'm going to check this one out!