In the film Dances With Wolves, the Native American Kicking Bear says to United States Army Lieutenant Dunbar: "I was just thinking that of all the trails in this life, there is one that matters more than all the others. It is the trail of the true human being. I think you are on this trail and it is good to see."
The trail of the true human being is one of openness toward others even those who are alien to all we know and believe. This children's book written by Jane E. Hoffelt and illustrated by Marty Husted puts us on a trail that evokes our interest in the diversity and well-being of many others who share this precious world with us. Children from different countries respond to the wonders of the natural world and the human capacity to take pleasure in the report of the senses. Among the things children share are one golden sun, one silver moon, playing songs, hearing the waves, smelling the rain, finding new paths. Experiences are shared from Tanzania. Switzerland, Algeria, Japan, Peru, China, Iraq, Russia, Costa Rica, Canada, and Australia.
Since we humans have so much in common, we can dream one dream and try to live in peace. This is a truly remarkable children's book and belongs in every home where parents want to salute the riches of being exposed to many different cultures.