Travel E book Appears to be like on the World from a Kid’s Perspective
We often wonder how children view the world, but we often don’t think about writing. One local family thinks they should take the memories.
Sam Morrison and his father, Angus Morrison, realized he had to imitate the way 11-year-old Sam was walking with one of his neighbors.
“We spent a year in a car with three generations of boys,” Angus said. “Driving a car and discussing topics. And Sam said something the other day, and I thought, ‘Gosh, if we don’t try to get what’s in the 11 and 12-year-old brain, it’ll fly very fast. ”
Sam and his father decided to write a book about their travels. After writing for a year and a half, they completed their book, Backpacks and Baguettes: Coloring the World Through Young Eyes, which was released in October.
“I think this book was a great way to summarize all of that,” Sam said.
The book is divided into chapters, each chapter focusing on where Sam visited. Each chapter focuses on the experiences of Sam where he goes, the food he ate and the experiences of children there.
The book describes Sam’s memories of traveling on four continents, describing what he saw, smelling, touching and tasting, and giving people a sense of what it is like. At a time when people cannot walk, Angus has seen how powerful these explanations are.
“It has been a pleasure to receive comments from people saying, ‘More than ever, it is exciting to read this book because it reminds me of how it feels in the world.’”
Although Angus experienced what his son had done, it was interesting for him to see how Sam viewed things. He remembers how Sam felt that Arabic sounded very different from any other foreign language he had ever heard, or how Sam worked so easily across Vietnam.
Which, frankly, crossing the road in Vietnam could be dangerous, he said. Driving cars and trucks do not stop pedestrians as they do here; instead, you have to walk the streets with a steady pace.
Both Sam and his dad love to try new foods, so it was obvious to them that they had to include descriptions of the foods they ate. Sam also noticed that children’s preferences everywhere were different but still the same, so it was logical that he would include the children’s experiences in the book.
Some areas have been visited several times and others only once, but in each case they have learned something new.
“They would ask, ‘Why are they doing this here?'” Angus said. “As a child.”
Angus recalls watching Sam learn from Sri Lanka that people shake their heads to mean “yes,” instead of meaning “no.”
Each chapter contains the questions mentioned at the outset with the aim of getting friends and relatives to inquire about their whereabouts.
Some of the features included in this book include street art and paintings with some of the abandoned paintings. To help them write the book, Sam and Angus examined the pictures they took on each trip. Looking at the pictures, he realized that he had a lot of street art, and it was more fun than any post.
Angus remembers Sam telling him: “It’s real from there because there’s a real person writing.”
In addition to teaching the children about the world, Sam hopes to travel one day.
“I believe this encourages people to travel around the world,” Sam said.
You can order their book here, listen to them describe their experiences on their podcast, and continue to follow Sam’s future on his Instagram.