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Everybody Travels

Everybody Travels

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This review was written by: Joni McNeal

About the Book

Celebrate empathy, connection, and togetherness with this touching follow-up to the best-selling interactive book “Everybody Counts.” Kristin Roskifte’s Everybody Travels is a captivating picture book that combines stunning illustrations with a simple yet profound narrative, making it a delightful read for both children and adults. The book’s premise is deceptively straightforward: It follows various characters on their travels, whether they’re commuting to work, visiting family, or exploring new places. However, beneath this simplicity lies a rich tapestry of interconnected lives and journeys that subtly explores themes of diversity, connection, and the shared human experience.

Every day, you find yourself traveling to the supermarket, park, or seaside; but it’s not only you—everybody travels all the same time. This is a book full of heartwarming stories, big and small, about the shared human experience of traveling. It serves as a beautiful reminder that we are all ultimately on this journey together.

Each person in this book is on their own, personal quest, whether it’s within the pages of a storybook or quite literally boarding a plane to meet a long-lost relative at a family reunion. Read the clues on each page about where that person is going and why. Try to decipher their funny, sometimes tragic, bizarre, and ultimately human story as they journey through life—sometimes just beginning and other times nearing the very end.

Everybody Travels

Roskifte’s artwork is the book’s standout feature. Each page is a visual feast, filled with intricate details that invite readers to linger and explore. The vibrant, busy scenes are not just background; they tell their own stories and offer a multitude of perspectives, encouraging readers to consider the many different lives and experiences that intersect in the act of traveling. Her visual storytelling is complemented by sparse, thoughtful text that leaves ample space for imagination and interpretation.

Everybody Travels excels in its ability to convey complex ideas through accessible means. It encourages young readers to think about the world beyond their immediate surroundings and fosters empathy by highlighting the diversity of human experiences. Adults will appreciate the book’s depth and the way it gently prompts reflections on the universality of travel and connection.

About the Author

Kristin Roskifte is a Norwegian illustrator and author and winner of the Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize. She has made seven picture books with topics like dream homes, queueing, and animals with body issues. Three of her books are about the alphabet-happy couple Alf and Beate, whose lives are based on letter shapes. Roskifte has more than 10 years of experience as a freelance illustrator, working for editorials, advertising, and design. Her work has won her many awards and great reviews. She has an MA in Illustration from Kingston University in London and a BA in Illustration from Cambridge School of Art. She lives and works outside Oslo, Norway.

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Everybody Travels

At Travelnitch, we create opportunities for shared learning, so parents and children can explore the world together.

We deliver new and exciting experiences to encourage dialogue and provoke curiosity. For that reason, we have three primary goals: – Strengthen the bond between parent and child through a shared love of travel. – Forge a more meaningful connection between kids and the world around them. – Promote creative learning to inspire a lifelong passion for exploration.

Everybody Travels

Travel plays such an important role in our lives. It has the ability to change us for the better. It’s an experiential education that teaches us how to feel, think, act, and react in positive ways. Travel fosters creativity, builds confidence, and teaches us all to be more tolerant. My own kids benefit from travel every time we hit the open road. No amount of money can buy those life lessons.

Travelnitch is inspiring the next generation of explorers. We believe travel is a wonderful way to ignite the imagination and get kids excited about the world. However, we need your help to make this possible. Please spread the word and support our efforts to raise citizens of the world. Let’s go on this adventure together!

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