David J Smith / Illus. Shelagh Armstrong
At the moment there are more than 6.7 billion people on this planet - picturing so many people at one time is hard. But what if we imagine the world is a village, with just 100 people living there?
- 9 speak English
- 25 have televisions
- 13 cannot read
- 16 are severely undernourished
- 76 have electricity
- 13 are Hindus
This book is a remarkable and beautiful book that helps to bring world politics, economics and cultural diversity within the understanding of young people. With chapters focusing on nationalities, languages, religion, food, environment, eduction, money and much more, this book provokes thought and elicits questions.
If the World Were a Village is best suited to children aged 7 - 11 (Key Stage 2).
Paperback, 32pp, 304 x 228 mm