Geography Addition: Years 4-6
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An Amazon review says that What the World Eats is a kid version of Hungry Planet. It also says the books are very, very similar, but Hungry Planet is geared for an older crowd. This may not be accurate, but it's one reviewer's take on the two books.
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From what I can tell, What the World Eats has less on each page to read, but it's not childish. It may be a shorter book as well. This amount of reading, if it was assigned, would be appealing to my oldest and my youngest, but not because it's childish.
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Please note this refers to a DIFFERENT book, not the ones listed in AO: there's another one called "What I Eat" by the same authors but I am not using it. It includes a bare-chested lady in a supermarket, a lady who drinks urine, and a 23-year-old who sleeps at his computer in an internet cafe. Thought I would post my findings here in case others were pondering it without seeing it.
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Please don't believe that all Australians eat like the family in "What the World Eats" :)
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(05-01-2017, 08:22 PM)Tasmanian Wrote: Please note this refers to a DIFFERENT book, not the ones listed in AO: there's another one called "What I Eat" by the same authors but I am not using it.  It includes a bare-chested lady in a supermarket, a lady who drinks urine, and a 23-year-old who sleeps at his computer in an internet cafe.  Thought I would post my findings here in case others were pondering it without seeing it.

Goodness! That is very good to know!
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(05-01-2017, 08:30 PM)Tasmanian Wrote: Please don't believe that all Australians eat like the family in "What the World Eats" :)

As long as everyone outside the US realizes we don't all eat like the book portrays for us! Granted, many do from what I've gathered watching other shoppers' carts. But, there is a good subset of the population that eats much differently. [balloon smilie]
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What the World Eats is adapted from The Hungry Planet and is newer. I don't have either of these but liked What the World Eats better when I looked up both books on Amazon.com.
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Announcements/Geography Addition: Years 4-6
We have used What the World Eats by reading a chapter a week when we get together to do our map study, dictation and timeline. It's just this once a week moment when I get my 3 kids in different years to come together and do some of their once a week written work. It's worked nicely in that setting and the kids really enjoy the book. Great discussion too on what is "normal" to eat in different countries. For example the family in Greenland eats seal and polar bear. Good horizon broadening on what providing for a family looks like in different regions. Thanks for the additions AO!


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Hungry Planet does show a tribal family without clothes on p54, two women and a man. You may need to consider discretion depending on the needs of your family.
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Announcements/RE: Geography Addition: Years 4-6
(05-01-2017, 08:30 PM)Tasmanian Wrote: Please don't believe that all Australians eat like the family in "What the World Eats" :)

(05-01-2017, 11:51 PM)verkom Wrote: As long as everyone outside the US realizes we don't all eat like the book portrays for us! Granted, many do from what I've gathered watching other shoppers' carts. But, there is a good subset of the population that eats much differently. [balloon smilie]

I thought the same thing about the family from Ecuador! I wish they had picked a typical city dwelling family instead of going out to a remote rural village.
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