THIS IS HOW WE DO IT by Matt Lamothe


We have discovered a new book THIS IS HOW WE DO IT by Matt Lamothe. It has been released last month by Chronicle Books.

My kids have found amazing to learn how other kids from different countries live their daily life. This is the perfect book for showing them the diversity of our planet.

Playing, eating, writing, learning, and helping out, is universal for children around the world—just with a few variations!

Have you or your kid ever wondered what his/her life would be like if they have been born in another part of the world?

Maybe you both have lots of questions about how kids from other countries live: What would school be like? What foods do they eat? How do they play? What clothes do they wear? What are their traditions like?


THIS IS HOW WE DO IT offers some insights into those very questions. Inspired by Matt’s own travels around the world, the book details a single day in the life of seven real kids aged 7–11 at the time of publication.  Their names are Romeo, Kei, Kian, Ananya, Ribaldo, Daphine and Oleg and they are from Italy, Japan, Iran, India, Peru, Uganda and Russia.

The kids talk about what they eat, where they live, their schools, how they play and where they sleep. This is an intimate look at these children and their lifestyles that offers a way to look at how cultures are different but also how certain things are universal as well.


In Japan, Kei plays Freeze Tag, while in Uganda, Daphine likes to jump rope. But while the way they play may differ, the shared rhythm of their days—and this one world we all share—unites them. This genuine exchange provides a window into traditions that may be different from our own as well as a mirror reflecting our common experiences.


Actual photos of each family appear at the end, and the endpapers feature a world map with the homes of the seven children indicated.

In a culture where diversity should be everything, but some spin it in negative ways, we must add THIS IS HOW WE DO IT to our kids shelves. It takes an effort to teach global understanding and build empathy for others.


Watch the book trailer. This is exactly the kind of book I love getting for my kids. I think it can be best book for kids of the year 2017.

THIS IS HOW I DO IT provides a window into the lives of people around the world. This window can unite and educate us about the parallel worlds across the globe. Because after all…


To buy the book online press here