Gobin offers positive messages about interdependence, the need for love and learning, and sharing kindness by volunteering. Stock photos adequately illustrate the text with a diverse group of children and adults. Though the main text is sparse and a bit bland, occasional fact boxes offer nuggets of information on a range of topics, including the human body, volunteering, the metal tantalum, and India's Golden Temple. Young readers are likely to have further questions about the book’s main subjects, so adults should be prepared to identify additional resources humans use as well as explain why people must make choices and why those choices matter. A photo glossary and two activities round out the back matter. This selection from the Social Studies Connect series (6 titles) works best as a starting point for further discussion.