At the Same Moment Around The World…

We are currently on holiday in the US, where we are 8 hours behind London time… and suffering from jet lag as a result! The kids keep asking what time it is in London and if we would be sleeping yet. The concept of time zones must be such a tricky one for kids to understand.  It must seem so crazy to think that while it’s daytime in one part of the world, our friends on the other side are sleeping!

Which is why I immediately loved the look of this book! At the Same Moment, Around the World is a cute new children’s book which takes readers eastward from the Greenwich meridian around the world to the 24 different time zones. You’ll see Benedict drinking hot chocolate in Paris, Mitko chasing after the school bus in Bulgaria, and Khanh having a little nap in Hanoi, Vietnam. The book does a full circle and ends up back at the first scene having gone one full day forward. The illustrations are really sweet, and it sparks some interesting discussions not just about the different time zones but about the different people and and the things they do around the world. The book is available from Amazon (UK and US ).

x Courtney

5 COMMENTS - Add your own

1. Emilie | April 24, 2014 | Reply

I love this book! Courtney gave it to us and we have been reading it every night. Especially as we do have family all around the world and it is hard to understand the concept of time difference.

2. Steph | April 24, 2014 | Reply

I know it doesn’t help you traveling to the U.S. but when we travel to Europe we stay on Chicago time. It works great.

3. Vanessa | April 24, 2014 | Reply

We love this book and we love the pullout map in the back. I agree, it’s a great one to start conversations about where family are in the world and what they could be doing at this very moment.

4. Lulu | April 25, 2014 | Reply

This looks like a great book! I’ve just ordered a copy for my three little ones (under six) who have family in both hemispheres and are currently fascinated by locating them all on the globe.

5. Brimful | April 26, 2014 | Reply

Another book recommendation win…we are loving it here too :).