If Kids Ran the World by Leo DillonIf Kids Ran the World by Leo Dillon

If Kids Ran the World

byLeo Dillon, Diane DillonIllustratorLeo Dillon

Hardcover | August 26, 2014

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Two-time Caldecott Medalists Leo and Diane Dillon show children creating a more generous, peaceful world.

In a colourful tree house, a rainbow of children determine the most important needs in our complex world, and the following spreads present boys and girls happily helping others. Kids bring abundant food to the hungry; medicine and cheer to the sick; safe housing, education, and religious tolerance to all; and our planet is treated with care. Forgiveness and generosity are seen as essential, because kids know how to share, and they understand the power of love.

A tribute to peace and a celebration of diverse cultures, this last collaboration by the Dillons captures the wondrous joy of all people, and the unique beauty within each one of us shines forth.If kids ran the world, it would be a better place - for grown-ups, too.

LEO and DIANE DILLON began working together in the 1950s. Diversity and equality are regular themes in their work, which ranges from African folktales to fantasy and science fiction. Their long list of awards includes two Caldecott Medals, four New York Times Best Illustrated Awards, four Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards, multiple Coretta...
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Title:If Kids Ran the WorldFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 11.27 × 8.85 × 0.33 inPublished:August 26, 2014Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:054544196X

ISBN - 13:9780545441964

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Praise for If Kids Ran The World:* "The Dillons, in their final collaboration...make the creation of this ideal world seem like play; there's no sanctimony, nor any sense of weary obligation. The spreads balance the lively activity of a parade with the rhythm and poise of classic tapestry. With these images of joyousness and boundless energy, the Dillons affirm and call forth the special gifts children have to give. Two brief afterwords discuss opportunities for kids to get involved and the inspiration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt." -Publishers Weekly, starred review