PreS-Gr 1—An illustrated poem that describes the diversity of the world and explains that even though there are seven billion people, "Not one of them is just like you." Translated from Dutch and published in Belgium, this picture book takes a bird's-eye view of the world's population "crawling in the grass, like little ants." It explains how people live, feel, and what they need with a gentle touch. The elegant illustrations in pencil and watercolor and imaginative with plenty of white space around each image and the text. This book does not explain injustice or any larger issues, but does a good job showing the differences and similarities between people. VERDICT A sweet illustrated meditation on the common ties of humanity, best shared one-on-one or with a small group.—Lisa Nowlain, Nevada County CA Copyright 2017 School Library Journal.
Earth is home to over seven billion people, and every person is unique.Review by Publisher Summary 2
A tribute to the world's diversity describes how people have different appearances and personalities, live in many different kinds of homes and communities, and enjoy innumerable interests, from reading to singing, but that every individual is completely unique.Review by Publisher Summary 3
There are so many people in the world. Over seven billion! They come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and colors. Some are happy, and some are grumpy. Some live in tall towers in the city, while others live in cottages in the field. Some like to read, and some like to sing.Review by Publisher Summary 4
There are so many people in the world. Over seven billion! They come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and colors. Some are happy, and some are grumpy. Some live in tall towers in the city, while others live in cottages in the field. Some like to read, and some like to sing. And yet, even with so many people in this world, there is no one quite like you!Ideal for children ages 4-8.No One Else like You written by Siska Goeminne and illustrated by Merel Eyckerman, doesn't follow a character, but approaches diversity from a distance. "In this world there are more than seven billion people," it begins, then explores the many things those people do. Some work, some drive around. Some have tattoos. Some people are happy and some people are sad. People believe all kinds of things and practice all forms of religion. Everyone is different. Those differences, however, are what ultimately unite us: We’re all different, and that’s what we all have in common. The illustrations do a nice job of conveying the great diversity of people in the world. —The New York Times“A joyous and realistic commemoration of the strengths and weaknesses of the human race…children will enjoy exploring the multifaceted illustrated examples within the intricate scenes.” —Kirkus Reviews