By Henry Holt & Co.

Reviewed for Kindergarten, 2011

Same, Same But Different

Elliot and Kailash may live oceans apart, but these pen pals quickly learn that their lives are quite similar. From climbing trees to playing with pets, these boys share their lives by writing beautifully crafted “picture” letters between America and India. Kids will be mesmerized by the text, woven into childlike drawings of the two very different cultures. A peek inside the worlds of these two best friends provides a great opportunity to start talking about comparing and contrasting. This heartwarming story is an ideal addition to any child's library.(Henry Holt and Company, $12.40)