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Our World is Whole Picture Book Review

Note: Thank you to Sleeping Bear Press for providing a copy to review. All opinions are my own.

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In the new picture book Our World is Whole by Gail Bush, a little girl sees the connections between family, neighbors, and her pet cat through every day actions and words. Written in lyrical text that soothes the mind and soul, young readers see that although it may not always be obvious, we’re all tied together in big and small ways.

Colorful, soft Illustrations by Jennie Poh include a diverse set of characters, including the little girl who appears to be from a biracial family. Her multicultural family includes Uncle Harry from Providence and cousin Jerry from California who “believes that you cannot cook too much food because too many tamales would not be enough, masa y masa, más masa.”

Our World is Whole Bicultural Mama

Our World is Whole is ideal for kids ages 4-8 years. It is a great addition to any child’s library, especially for educators and families who wish to broaden children’s minds regarding diversity and other cultures.

This book is available on Amazon (Hardcover and Kindle) as well as through the publisher’s website, SleepingBearPress.com.

About the Author and Illustrator

Gail Bush is a former librarian and was president of the International Literacy Association. She lives in Evanston, Illinois.

Jennie Poh has illustrated many books including May I Come In? Her work is inspired by the countryside, its seasons and animals. She lives in Surrey, England.

How to Enter the OUR WORLD IS WHOLE Book Giveaway [CLOSED]

One lucky reader will win a copy of Our World is Whole. Please enter via the entry form below. The giveaway is open to readers ages 18+ years old with a U.S. mailing address. Good luck!

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