Where Am I From?

illustrated with images of life-size graffiti, unique to this book, painted on walls of public primary schools

Children - Picture Book
34 Pages
Reviewed on 02/27/2020
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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Where Am I From? by Elisavet Arkolaki will take young readers on a fascinating journey around the world and will let them join in finding the answer to the question, "Where am I from?" Eva is from Malta and she swam and swam with a dolphin to get there. Chen flew on a tame dragon's back to get there and Tobias ran with a three-headed troll from Norway to get there. Sebastian is from Venezuela and Osiobe rode on a fierce lion. Alice is from California and paddled alongside a mermaid and John hopped with a kangaroo to join them. Master Eric finds the answer to the question and what is it?

Where Am I From? by Elisavet Arkolaki shows young readers how they all are connected despite their diversities and how the connection goes beyond the borders of their countries of origin. Children are introduced to new places and will enhance their cultural understanding and enthusiasm for global learning. Platon's graffiti art makes the book captivating and colorful and gives clarity to the concept. The concept has been dealt with from a fresh and unique perspective and it is a wonderful way to connect children from different lands, cultures, and languages.

Tutors can use it in classrooms for storytelling sessions and read-aloud sessions in an entertaining and interactive way. Children will appreciate their differences and also understand that they are all connected. The ending is clever and there can be no better way for readers, both adults and children, to understand and feel how connected they all are despite being from diverse backgrounds.


A really unique concept for a book. A book supported and created from its infancy by a large group of people around the world, illustrated entirely with freehand spray paint murals, painted on the walls of schools. What a gift to the children who will see beautiful art when they go to school. The art is amazing and the story is so cute. The kids have their own unique way to see things straight and not overcomplicate notions the way adults do. Eric's answer to the question of where are you from is straight to the point.