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If Kids Ran the World

By Leo Dillon   and Diane Dillon   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545441964 Hardcover
32 Pages | 8.85" x 11.27" | Ages 4 to 8

Two-time Caldecott Medalists Leo and Diane Dillon show children creating a more generous, peaceful world.

In a colourful tree house, a rainbow of children determine the most important needs in our complex world, and the following spreads present boys and girls happily helping others. Kids bring abundant food to the hungry; medicine and cheer to the sick; safe housing, education, and religious tolerance to all; and our planet is treated with care. Forgiveness and generosity are seen as essential, because kids know how to share, and they understand the power of love.

A tribute to peace and a celebration of diverse cultures, this last collaboration by the Dillons captures the wondrous joy of all people, and the unique beauty within each one of us shines forth. If kids ran the world, it would be a better place for grown-ups, too.

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Praise for If Kids Ran The World:

* "The Dillons, in their final collaboration...make the creation of this ideal world seem like play; there's no sanctimony, nor any sense of weary obligation. The spreads balance the lively activity of a parade with the rhythm and poise of classic tapestry. With these images of joyousness and boundless energy, the Dillons affirm and call forth the special gifts children have to give. Two brief afterwords discuss opportunities for kids to get involved and the inspiration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt." Publishers Weekly, starred review