Whether or not you’re plan on traveling overseas with children this summer, you can still enjoy reading these picture books set in far off destinations.
Dodsworth in Tokyo by Tim Egan
“Dodsworth was a little nervous. Japan is a land of customs and manners and order. The duck wasn’t very good at those things.”
A mild mannered mole travels with his duck companion to Japan for sightseeing. To the surprise of Dodsworth, the duck manages to control himself (most of the time) but occasionally slips up in full public view. This beginning reader book is peppered with Japanese language and culture with characters that both parents and children can identify.
Flight 1-2-3 by Maria van Lieshout
Many first time air travelers are naturally a bit nervous about flying. Prepare for takeoff with this boldly graphic counting book that asks, “When taking a flight, what do you see?”
Kiki and Coco in Paris by Nina Gruener
A lucky girl and her doll go on a journey documented in large photographic illustrations to the City of Light. They visit palaces, museums, a Parisian salon, and chic cafés. It will make you dream of visiting there yourself.
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