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Windows to the Wonders of the World

A Lift-the-Flap Board Book of World Wonders

Illustrated by Yu Kito Lee
Published by Whalen Book Works
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

A beautifully illustrated lift-the-flap board book, Windows to the Wonders of the World gives children a peek into the lives of other children around the globe, and a view of 12 of the most spectacular wonders of the world, from the New York City skyline to the Sphynx to the Northern Lights! Kids will learn about geography, culture, and different perspectives—and pick up new sight words along the way!

When you look out your bedroom window, what do you see? What do you think someone halfway around the world sees when they look out their window? These are questions that every young child has, no matter where they live. Windows to the Wonders of the World is a delightful interactive lift-the-flap book that opens windows to reveal wonders of the world, from Great Wall of China to the pyramids in Mexico to the New York City skyline!

Early readers—ages three to five—will learn some fundamentals of geography and world culture, with a fun new perspective on all the amazing countries around the world. And they will pick up some new sight words along the way! 

This children’s picture book is perfect for parents, grandparents, librarians, teachers, and anyone looking for children’s travel books, beginning reading books, world books for kids, multicultural books for kids, books on families around the world, and more. 

About The Author

Hannah Sheldon-Deane is a writer, editor, and educator specializing in publications for children and young adults. She has written several activity books, nonfiction titles, and gift books with Penguin Young Readers and Whalen Book Works, and she writes and edits fiction, nonfiction, and educational materials for a variety of outlets. She is also a staff writer and editor at the Child Mind Institute and a volunteer mentor with Girls Write Now in New York City. Hannah received a Master’s of Social Work from New York University and a BA in Literary Arts and Education Policy from Brown University, and she loves to work on projects that fall at the intersection of those fields. She lives in Brooklyn but grew up in Vermont, so you might see her wandering the city in search of pine trees, mourning doves, caterpillars, or whatever other bits of nature she can find. She also loves singing with her choir, baking bread, and dreaming about the animal sanctuary she’ll open someday. Find her at www.hannahsheldon-dean.com.

About The Illustrator

Yu Kito Lee is an illustrator who loves making your day a little bit more fun and colorful. She grew up in a small town in Japan with big passion for art and travel in her heart. Her love of illustration, design, and storytelling has led her to graduate with BFA in Digital Media from Otis College of Art and Design. Before starting her illustration career, she worked as a motion graphics designer for commercials and TV networks for 10 years. She now enjoys mixing digital skills into her illustration. Inspiration is everywhere for her from observing tiny details of everyday life to vibrant sceneries during her travels. She currently resides in sunny Los Angeles with her husband, her son, and a sassy tuxedo cat. When she’s not drawing, she can be found playing with her son, listening to live music, reading, and traveling faraway places with her family and friends. 

Product Details

  • Publisher: Whalen Book Works (January 31, 2023)
  • Length: 24 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781951511579
  • Grades: K - K
  • Ages: 1 - 5

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