People by Peter Spier

I first heard about the children’s book People by Peter Spier on the DesignMom blog a few years ago. I quickly ordered it, got it home, and realized it was maybe too old for my kids (a lot of the details went way over their heads). It has been sitting on our bookshelf ever since… until earlier this week when my 6-year-old picked it out for the bedtime story. Both of my boys (ages 6 and 4) are now completely obsessed with the book. They’ve brought it down to read at the breakfast table nearly every morning, they’ve insisted we read it for the past four nights in a row, and you can tell the book has made a big impression on them.

The book is about people and all the different types of people in the world, all the different things they do, places they live, things they eat, religions they believe, jobs they have, etc. It’s a really touching book and a bit of an eye-opener for kids. Plus, it’s filled with so many little details and drawings that you can literally spend ten minutes on each page just discussing everything. A must-have for every child’s bookshelf. (Available from Amazon UK and US .)


Comments (4)

September 12, 2011

Anything by Peter Spier is brilliant – his picture books are totally tell their story without many words and somehow they call us back to look at all the details, again and again!!!

September 12, 2011

Looks great I just bought it! I need to stop buying everybook you girls recommend….

September 13, 2011

I picked this great book up at a charity store a few years back and it has seen a lot of use in this house!

September 13, 2011

OMG, we used to have this book when I was kid, and we LOVED it!!! Thank you so much for posting this, I can’t wait to get a copy for my daughter! This made my day!

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