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The 26 short paragraphs offer scattered information on festivals, cultures, food, flora and fauna, beliefs, and more under headings such as "A is for Asia," "B is for batik," "C is for camels," "D is for dragon boats," etc., with the word for the main topic appearing in an appropriate language, either in a pictograph or in script (Asia is written in Tibetan, batik appears in Indonesian, etc.). The countries, many of which are mentioned throughout the book, appear on a map under "A is for Asia" that may be the best example of the continent's diversity (although it won't help children unearth the location of the Persian New Year celebration found under "I is for Id al- Noruz"). Heo's primitive art, alternating between gleefully folkloric large paintings and modestly informational spot illustrations, rounds out this jumping-off point for further study into an inexhaustible, riveting topic.