Our World: A Country-by-country guide
Ages 9 to 12
Scholastic, 2006, 0-439-55004-1
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to visit the Philippines, India, or Australia? Well, with this book in hand you can get a taste for what these countries and many others are like. You can journey to countries, regions and continents and you can see for yourself many of the natural and man-made wonders in these places. Each place is explored through richly annotated illustrations, diagrams, and maps and each page is packed with fascinating facts and figures.
For example, you will discover that Mexico is the leading silver producer in the world. You will read about how monarch butterflies fly south for up to 2,000 miles every year from the United States to spend the warm winter months in Mexico. You will learn that potatoes were first grown in Peru and that more people live in London than in any other European city.
In all the author of this very special picture book explores eighty-eight countries. Her artwork is lovely to look at and children will have a wonderful time dipping into this book and learning about fascinating places which are far from their homes. They may also learn new things about their own country. Readers will find out how interesting geography can be and will be encouraged to learn more about the countries of the world.
At the back of the book readers will find a section of “Flags of the World,” a general index, an index of continents, and an index of countries.
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