Gr 1-4-The authors narrate the experiences of children at play, at school, and at home, and use realistic illustrations to explore the cultural, environmental, ethnic, and social diversity of the 53 countries that make up the African continent. They explain that in Rwanda, refugee children (many of whom have been orphaned) are making pictures of war, while in Kenya, two children race to school, dreaming of one day becoming professional runners. From vast deserts with camels in the North to lush agricultural lands in Central and Southern Africa, the widely varied terrains are described in a paragraph or two of text. Unfortunately, there are no chapter or subtopic headings to indicate immediately what country is being discussed, and there is no indication of where it is located on the continent, so it's difficult to find it on the map. While the art is lively and colorful, and the book concludes with an alphabetical listing of the countries and facts about them, this offering does have its drawbacks.-Daniel Mungai, Queens Borough Public Library, NY
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I brought this book for my step son for Kwanzaa, I was deeply impressed with this book, very good read and very informative about the mother land.Published 7 months ago by kam
Fun book with lots of info and bright colors. Perfect for adults and children alike who want to know more about Africa and it's rich culture!Published 9 months ago by Kiva Gibson
While I will admit immediately that I have not read the book yet, I am highly pleased that it was written at all. Read morePublished on August 26, 2010 by Earthmother-from-NJ
I bought this book for my niece and nephew but found it interesting to read myself. Africa is made up of so many different countries, cultures, people and ways of life. Read morePublished on June 14, 2009 by No Business of Yours
According to news reports and anonymous sources within the McCain campaign (November 5, 2008), Sarah Palin didn't know (I guess she now knows?) that Africa is not a country. Read morePublished on November 9, 2008 by Mark Melnicove