We are invited to compare and contrast the lives of seven - real - children from Italy,
Japan, Iran, India, Peru, Uganda and Russia, during the course of one day. Each double
page is divided into panels of illustration (derived from photographs) each of which details an aspect of the child's daily life along with a short descriptive text. This juxtaposition allows the reader to make comparisons and recognise similarities in a satisfying manner. We see where each child lives, their immediate family, what they typically wear to school, what they eat at each mealtime, how they travel to school and so on, through to the end of the day. An afterword presents photographs of the actual families, a glossary explaining some culturally specific terms and a world map showing where each child lives.