(EBOOK/PDF) [When It's Six O'Clock in San Francisco: A Trip Through Time Zones] é C.J. Omololu
When it s six am in San Francisco what time is it in Montr al What about London or Lahore A young San Franciscan what time is it in Montr al What about London or Lahore A young San Franciscan Jared is just etting up in this engaging exploration of time zones but other children in other parts of the world are experiencing a different part of the day Genevi ve in Montr al 9 am is running a little late for school Oliver in London 2 pm is playing soccer Nkosi in Cape Town 4 pm is running errands for his mother Rashida in Lahore 7 pm is eating dal and so it oes across the world Each child is engaged in a different activity because each child at that moment is experiencing a different time of dayMore than just an book about the different time zones although it is that When It Six O Clock in San Francisco is a celebration of the diverse chil Text 3 starsIllustrations 3 starsNonfiction picture book about time zones Describes various activities taking place in cities around the world according to what time it is there Reader is oriented by the constant time of 600 AM in San Francisco The statescountries are not indicated for the cities mentioned within the text with the single exception of Lahore Pakistan There is a
time zone map at the back of the book which includes stars for the locations zone map at the back of the book which includes stars for the locations continents are labeled but not countries The time zone map contains straight lines for the time zone demarcations but those boundaries are actually rather suiggly A very brief explanation of time zones appears under the map This story profiles 10 different places around the world highlighting different time zones and different cultures The author Omololu ives readers a Penny Aggie Volume 2 glimpse intolobal cultures and lifestyles all while teaching about time zones While the book definitely has multicultural themes relating to Gandhi Churchill: The Epic Rivalry that Destroyed an Empire and Forged Our Age geography raceethnicity religion food etc the author intentionally draws upon humanizing characteristics of thelobal characters presented in the book Omololu presents diversity in a not so foreign way making different cultures and lifestyles accessible and acceptable for lack of a better word for children The illustrations back up mirror such diversity including the use of darker skin toned characters in seemingly predominantly white countries ie AustraliaI would reccommend this book f Very well done book about that most difficult of concepts time zones Also includes cultural details about the daily life of children in cities in each of the zones Includes endmatter about telling time and time zones I just happened to notice from the author bio photos that both author and illustrator are part of mixed race couples Cool I like the concept of this book It introduces children to time zones I like how they show children in each place around the world When children read this book they realize that there are children all over the world It introduces it in a simple way by referring back to the time it was in one place each time it introduces a new place Arg Concept books They re dangerous dealings A concept book is meant to have a single purpose to inform If they amuse that s nice but it s not why they were invented And because you need a Les Innocents good author to make a basic concept easy and understandable to kids a lot of topicso unanswered on library and bookstore shelves Until this moment in time if someone had walked up to my reference desk and asked Do you have a I Was A Stranger good easy concept book about time zones they would haveotten a front row seat to the show that is my aping fis. A lyrical multicultural picture book that introduces the concept of time zonesAs one little boy is eating breakfast in San Francisco another kid in London is. Might lend itself to a fun writing assignment actually You could tell your kids to choose one of the stories in this book and write a conclusion for it Will Nkosi in your kids to choose one of the stories in this book and write a conclusion for it Will Nkosi in Town buy the washing powder his mother wants like she told him to or will he blow it all on CDs Will Keilana in Honolulu convince her mother to let her stay up or will she lose this battle and be forced back to bed There are a lot of options here A lot of optionsEven rown ups shouldn t feel smug when it comes to understanding time zones For example what happens when some of the world experiences daylight savings What then As I mentioned before books on the subject are few and far between though interestingly there s another one by David Adler slated to come out in 2010 You re lucky if you can find something coherent on the subject let alone engaging Omololu has covered her bases all the way through the story saying exactly what date it takes place February 19th and 20th and how the aforementioned daylight savings affects various zones Added to DuBurke s images it s a creative take on a difficult to teach concept One of those books you ll add to your collection out of necessity as well as for the fun of itAges 4 9 I love that this book starts with San Francisco s time zone and I learned something I thought Hawaii was 3 hours not just 2 hours earlier than San Francisco I The Lives of Stay-at-Home Fathers: Masculinity, Carework and Fatherhood in the United States guess most of it is but not HonoluluThis is a fine book for teaching about time zones I ve always known about them at least since I was five but I ve also always been interested in them This is aood book for kids who know about them and are fascinated and to try to explain time zones to kids who don t yet know about them or struggle to understand them I love the accumulating clocks that appear on each page as the story oes around the world I was waiting for and thankfully ot at the end a map that shows each time zone Seasons and the hemispheres are also briefly addressedThe book tries to be interesting by introducing children around the world and Gone: The Disappearance of Claudia Lawrence and Her Father's Desperate Search for the Truth giving each a snippet of a story and it was aood choice to do that But "FOR ME EVEN THOUGH I APPRECIATED "me even though I appreciated inclusion of specific cultural information the stories were just okay Ditto the illustrations the pictures held my interest but it was the clocks and map I found most interestingI have another time zones non fiction book for children on reserve at the library It s so frustrating to read a book with San Francisco in the title that can t appropriately be placed on my san francisco shelf3 stars I read this to my young children the oldest of whom is uite fond of clocks and the concept of time I actually don t know whether they could follow the idea of time zones but we did follow it up with a flashlight and 1,000 Awesome Writing Prompts globe session which they enjoyed I think this book is sneakily educational teaching not only time zones but also the seasonal difference between the northern and southern hemispheres the continents and a little bit about other cultures We may read this one again later maybe lots times over years Very well done book about that most difficult of concepts time zones Also includes cultural details about the daily life of children in cities in each of the zones Becky Teen LibrarianReserve a library copy This is kind of a cool story I m pretty sure that not a lot of people think in terms of the differences in time zones and how different parts of the world are experiencing all the different parts of the day at anyiven momen. The night Poetic language and charming vignettes simplify the concept of time zones by providing limpses into the everyday lives of children around the worl. ,
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H like mouth As it happens even adults don t have many books to choose from when it comes to discussing that particular topic It s just a concept that doesn t et a whole lot of play even though parents traveling with children or who have family far away need a way of explaining to their kids why time isn t the same time all around the world Cynthia Jaynes Omololu s When It s Six o Clock in San Francisco fills a need and does a jolly ood job of it tooIt is six o clock in San Francisco and Jared has just woken up to drink his cocoa for the day As he does to drink his cocoa for the day As he does it s nine o clock in Montreal and Genevieve and her father are taking a slippery sliding way to school that neither of them expected As they do that it s eleven o clock in Santiago and so on With each new time zone the reader is introduced to new characters and new storylines Whether they re scoring oals in London asking for a last drink of water in Sydney or tearing up over spicy food in Lahore everyone around the world is doing something different Backmatter shows the different zones on a map with information on how they workOmololu opts for a story to help kids understand time zones This works as a series of short tales but has resulted in some cataloging confusions For example because the Library of Congress designated this a work of fiction we shelve this story in our picture book section Personally I think it would do just fine in the non fiction section as well After all that s where we put our The Magic School Bus concept books and it doesn t seem to confuse anyone all that much I d love to slot this in the 808838762 section sometime That s the librarian in meNow at the end of this book is a two page factual section that shows a map of the world the time zones and text explaining how seasons distance and the tilt and spin of the Earth affect these zones It s a little wordy so it s probably best to read it to those older kids studying up on the same subject Little kids on the
OTHER HAND WILL BENEFIT FROM SEEING ON THE MAPhand will benefit from seeing on the map each city is and figuring out its time from that Expect to do a lot of backing and forthing between the stories and the map as a result It ot me to thinking that a small map of the world with each new city and time zone at the bottom of the pages wouldn t have been out of place If the map appeared with a colored bar for each zone kids would better be able to understand that when it s one time here it s another time there The clocks at the bottom of the page do cover this to some extent but I "Feel That A Continuous Map Would Have "that a continuous map would have cool tooRandy DuBurke makes for an interesting complement to Omololu s text Because this is a book written for a younger crowd the publisher could have paired this story with a cartoonish artist DuBurke in contrast has opted for a realistic bent Storylines are broken up into panels with a text up above Sometimes the storylines demand a two page spread to end the story Sometimes all you et are three or four panels It s almost like a A Little Dinner Before the Play graphic novel in this way but I feel like speech bubbles would be completely wrong for a layout like this Best to just look as them like scenes from short filmsI did find myself wondering if kids would find the vast array of characters that exist without connection disjointed You leap from one narrative to another pretty fast here I waslad to see that the storyline of Jared in San Francisco works out That Mastering the Art of Saying No Without Feeling Guilty: Tips, Techniques and Strategies gives the book a kind of conclusion that it needed The book. Playing football with his mates airl in Harare is eating dinner with her family and another child in Sydney is calling for a drink of water in the middle of.