The vital connection between life and Earth is you, and there’s no better place to start forging that relationship than in the global community. Think about it: the more we understand each other, the more we understand our place in the world. Once we’ve got that idea down pat, we’re more inclined to look after the world itself. Here at Little Pickle Press, we know just the way to introduce young readers to the global community. And we’re not the only ones. Read on for some reviews of our own Rana DiOrio’s What Does It Mean To Be Global?
ONE.org: “Here’s a collection of six great children’s books about some of the issues that we care about—like global health and caring for the poor. Hopefully, they inspire these young readers to turn into young activists.” Read full article here.
Publisher’s Weekly: “Taking the name Little Pickle from the term of endearment she uses for each of her three small children, DiOrio opened her press in October 2009 with the launch of the series with What Does It Mean to Be Global?, followed by What Does It Mean to Be Green? and What Does It Mean to Be Present? in March and July, respectively, of the following year.” Read full article here.
Joanna Marple: “Global encourages children to explore the world’s various cultures, religions, languages, and traditions. The illustrations are colourful, whimsical, and happy, and match the simple text and message well. While I am sure this has the classroom as a target, I think it would make a great present and basis for discussion with any child.” Read the full review here.
Cool Mom Picks: “What Does It Mean To Be Global? and What Does It Mean To Be Green? are two great books to start with. My kids were instantly captivated by simple narratives, accompanied by Chris Hill’s sweet cartoony illustrations. But most of all I think they liked not being talked down to. Rather the opposite; your kids will walk away feeling important and empowered, like they can make a difference in their own little worlds and beyond.” Read the full review here.
What Does It Mean To Be Global? has racked up nearly a dozen awards since publication, and is available in three languages and several formats. There’s the hardbound print edition, which features soy inks and recycled paper, and digital versions for Kindle and NOOK. In case you were wondering, yes! There’s an app for that! Offered in three languages (English, Spanish, and French), this fun and interactive app will put the whole world into your child’s hands. There’s even a catchy theme song available from iTunes.
Does being global mean traveling the world? Nope. Sometimes, it just means opening the door to your imagination and taking that first step. Come with us!