Friday, March 1, 2013

People

People. What can you say about People? They're big, they're small, they're wise, they're foolish, they're ugly, they're beautiful.  They are people. 

People are human, and Peter Spier captures the essence of this humanity in his wonderfully illustrated picture book. Each page explores through few words and many pictures, the ways that we humans are so very different- such as different noses, languages, or the way we play. But through all these differences, Spier reminds us of the underlying truth that we are actually all the same- we all have a nose, communicate through some language, and like to play.

In 1980 when this book was published there were 6 billion people on Earth. Now 33 years later we are shooting up past 7 billion and counting fast. That's a lot of people on one little planet. We are all so different, and we don't always like each other, but it is essential to our survival that we respect all those others. Because we are different.  Because we are all the same. Because we are People.

1 comment:

Sue Heavenrich said...

My kids loved this book!