Illustrations by Mique Moriuchi
Holiday House Press, 2005
This charming picture book is a simple rhyming picture book that appeals to young children. The illustrations by Mique Moriuchi are vibrant, colorful, warm and inviting. The book encourages us to think about peace in all our actions and words at different times and places.
Discussion: This is a great book to engage children in a discussion about how peace is created. Some questions you could ask prior to reading the book or after might be:
Creating Art: For the artist in all of us, this is a great book to create a poster using scraps of paper, scissors, and glue. Cut out the letters for “Talk Peace” and glue them in the center and then create different symbols and scenes around the words by gluing scraps of different colored paper together. Cut out paper will give it a similar feeling to the illustrations in the book. The poster can be put in your classroom, in your room, on the refrigerator….anywhere that might help everyone think about peaceful thoughts, words and actions!
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Book review by Kevin McGee