This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from around the World by Matt LaMothe

Hardcover, 52 pages
Expected publication: May 2nd 2017 by Chronicle Books
Source: Raincoast Books

As the tag line of this book states, This is How We Do It illustrates a day in the lives of seven different children from around the world. These kids hail from different financial situations, some of them are from more affluent families than others and this is reflected in their daily lives and activities. On the whole, I found this picturebook very interesting as it gave me glimpses of 7 real children around the world who, the author is sure to specify, do not represent any culture wholly but are expressions of their own families and circumstances.

I think This is How We Do It will be invaluable as a tool to widen the horizons of kids who are just beginning to be understand how the world works. I also appreciate the photographs included at the end of the book that show the children with their families and reiterate their ‘realness.’ This picturebook would be an excellent introduction to social studies and world studies.


  • I really enjoyed this one, too – I loved that there were no North American kids, which was really refreshing!