My Little Round House: 01/31/15
My Little Round House by Bolormaa Baasansunen follows baby Jilu through her first year. Her year is defined by her yurt and the seasons.
Jilu is born in winter. She knows the warmth of the furs, the smell of the cook pot, and the circular shape of the family home.
As the seasons progress the family moves. Jilu explores the world outside her home as she grows. Soon it is time for winter again.
The book is a nice introduction to the Mongolian culture as well as the seasons. If used in a classroom setting, children could be asked to compare their own home and family life and how the seasons affect what happens at home.