|aIf the world were a village|ba book about the world's people|cwritten by David J. Smith ; illustrated by Shelagh Armstrong.
|aToronto|bKids Can Press|c.
|a32 p.|bcolor ill.|c32 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references.
|aWelcome to the global village -- Nationalities -- Languages -- Ages -- Religions -- Food -- Air and water -- School and work -- Money and possessions -- Energy -- Health -- The village, past, present and future -- Teaching children about the global village.
|aComparing the world population to a village of 100 persons, the author reveals such facts as the languages of the village, how much each earns, if the person is literate, has a television and has enough to eat.
By narrowing down the world's population to a village of one hundred people, the author offers up some surprising statistics about religion, food, water, nationalities, language, age, and education. David J. Smith is a teacher and educational consultant with over 25 years of experience in the classroom and is the creator of the award-winning curriculum "Mapping the World by Heart." Shelagh Armstrong is a freelance commercial artist who has designed adult book covers, stamps and commemorative coins .If the World Were a Village was her first children's book. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.