Gr 2-5-These titles present a variety of inventions, sports, food, holidays, and customs that originated in their respective countries. In each, glossy double-page spreads cover topics such as "Fashion" and "Music," illustrated with full-color photographs, reproductions, and drawings. A recipe, a pronunciation guide to some foreign words, lists of further reading, and organizations and informative on-line sites are also included. On the last page of each book, the author informs readers about something traditionally associated with the country which, in fact, began elsewhere. While these titles are not designed to replace the traditional packed-with-every-fact-you-will-ever-need references, they are colorful and stimulating books for a broad range of readers.-Linda W. Tilden, Cherry Hill Library, NJ
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