E-Reading G699 To Be a Child

Title of the book: To be a Child

Author: Debra Schoenberger

Publisher: Blurb

Publishing Date: 2015



Give a child a cardboard box and his imagination will turn it into anything but!

Today, it is less common to see children playing in the streets, especially in urban areas. The plethora of ready-made toys should make any child happy.  What usually happens is that the box the toy came in becomes the toy!

This book documents children at play (and at times at work) from 10 different countries. A child's ingenuity never ceases to amaze me and I hope you will share these images with your children as well.

Author Info:
(From iRead Book Tours)

Buy the book:   Website   Amazon   iTunes
Debra Schoenberger author pic
Meet the author / photographer:  

Debra Schoenberger aka #girlwithcamera

"My dad always carried a camera under the seat of his car and was constantly taking pictures. I think that his example, together with pouring over National Geographic magazines as a child fuelled my curiosity for the world around me.

I am a documentary photographer and street photography is my passion. Some of my images have been chosen by National Geographic as editor's favourites and are on display in the National Geographic museum in Washington, DC.  I also have an off-kilter sense of humour so I'm always looking for the unusual.  Plus I usually have a lot of scars on my knees.
​(le sigh...)

I live with my creative director, Miss Pickles (my budgie) in Victoria, BC, Canada.

Connect with the author:  Website   Twitter  Facebook   Goodreads
Connect with the photographer's website:   Website  

Personal Opinion:

I enjoyed looking at the pictures of children doing various activities from playing to curiosity to working and even being quiet, and what also impressed me is the common theme on how children are more alike than different no matter what part of the world they come from. The book really brought a smile to my face if one enjoys looking at their photographs and at the same time the book teaches lessons in how children tackle their world as well as the diversity and how similar they are no matter where they come from, be it Canada or Tibet or India or Mongolia. The photos are gorgeous and capture beauty of children during various activities and they also focus a lot on the children and their surroundings. There seems to be a balance between the background and children, although its obvious that the little ones dominate the picture a lot more.

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4 out of 5
(0: Stay away unless a masochist 1: Good for insomnia 2: Horrible but readable; 3: Readable and quickly forgettable, 4: Good, enjoyable 5: Buy it, keep it and never let it go.)


  1. Thank you so much for your lovely blog post Svetlana! :D I'm glad you enjoyed the photographs. Debra


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