School Library Journal - School Library Journalea. vol: 32p. maps. photogs. glossary. index. (Families Around the World Series). Bookwright Pr, dist. by Watts. Sept. 1985. PLB $9.40. Gr 2-5 Each title gives a brief look at a country through a narrow focus on one family. In Switzerland children meet the family of a cheesemaker. In Bahrain, they meet the family of an artist who works for the government. Color photographs throughout the books give the appearance of being posed for a family album. Each book includes a ``facts'' page with general information about each country or region. Even though there is a short glossary and an index in each book, the value of these books for research is questionable because of the limited focus on what may or not be a typical family. Keith Lye's Take a Trip to Switzerland and Take a Trip to Saudi Arabia (both Watts, 1984) are much broader in coverage. Eunice Weech, M.L. King Elementary School, Urbana, Ill.
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