I don’t know about you but I like looking at well-done infographics. They can convey so much information in an engaging format. Me and the World is filled with really good infographic that tell kids all about this wonderful world we live in. Bright colours and facts that interest children fill the pages. Come on, let me tell you all about it. Amazon Affiliate links will be used in this review.
Reviewing Me and The World
Put together by Mireia Trius, Me and The World: and infographic exploration, is published by Chronicle Kids. Raincoast Books sent me a lovely hardcover book which is oversized quite needfully so since it’s jam-packed with information.
Hosted by Lucia from Spain, we are walked through 25 infographic areas highlighting different aspects of the world we live in. You’ll discover the most popular pets, favourite names, bestselling books, traffic patterns and so much more.
Each page contains lots of colour and illustrations which are done by Joana Casals. I loved the broad use of hue and shade and valued the scope the images covered. There is so much to look for and be inspired by on most of the pages. Other pages were more statistical in nature, containing rows of people or different shaded circles. The statistics given in the infographic style are enlightening and help us see the world more completely.
I was admittedly surprised by some of the topics covered such as the most visited museums and playground games. I expected topics such as, and received, popular sports, most famous cities, food and traffic. So the variety of topics was excellent.
The font is perfect for sitting down and reading. The style is consistent throughout. Sometimes for my old eyes, the font was a bit small, but for the middle schoolers this is intended for, it’s just fine. 🙂
How to Use Me and the World
Me and the World would be an excellent resource in a homeschool room. For use as conversation starters, story starters, writing prompts, as an addition to learning about the world, cultural studies and so much more.
I can well see a family using it as.. see all the options for studying the world’s people, what area would you want to know about?
Should you get it?
YES! Me and the World: An infographic exploration shows us how we as people are the same and yet different, within our cultural differences. Seeing who can eat pork, and who can’t. Learning how many other people play your favourite sport or speak your language. It’s so fascinating to see our similarities as well as our differences.