cover image What We Wear: Dressing Up Around the World

What We Wear: Dressing Up Around the World

Maya Ajmera, Elise Hofer Derstine, and Cynthia Pon. Charlesbridge, $16.95 (32p) ISBN 978-1-58089-417-3

Bright, uplifting photographs show children from different countries dressed in traditional clothing from each culture. Captions suggest context for the images; “Dressing up means celebrating who we are... and what we believe,” reads one. A smiling child from Papua New Guinea wears a feathered crown and necklace, while two children from Ethiopia are adorned with decorative beads and shells. Another spread shows children from Japan, the United Kingdom, the U.S., and Malawi dressed in sports uniforms. Although the book doesn’t include any specific information or details about the apparel featured, end pages suggest ways for readers to discover more about clothing worn around the world, both in the past and in the present. Ages 4–7. (Feb.)