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This fact-filled Rookie Read-About® Geography series introduces young readers to the seven continents of the world. Simple text and colorful, engaging pictures encourage readers to learn more about the land features, populations, native animals, and technological advances found on each land mass.

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Overview

This fact-filled Rookie Read-About® Geography series introduces young readers to the seven continents of the world. Simple text and colorful, engaging pictures encourage readers to learn more about the land features, populations, native animals, and technological advances found on each land mass.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Where in the world is Africa? The “Rookie Read-About Geography” series introduces young readers to the seven continents that constitute most of the landmasses on earth. The format is similar in each title—simple text plus clear illustrations. They present readers with information about land features, animals, people, and more. Africa is a large continent with many countries—more than 50, but the number changes often and the names of the countries also change—so kids may find it a challenge to learn them all and keep up with the changes. Cairo is the largest city in Africa and it is located in Egypt, which is a country in the northern part of the continent with a port on the Mediterranean Sea. Soccer is the most popular sport in Africa. This continent is also home to the world’s largest desert—the Sahara. There are also savannas and rainforests. Kilimanjaro is Africa’s tallest mountain. One of the endangered animals living in Africa is the gorilla. The page headed “Modern Marvels” features the Library of Alexandria. However, no mention is made about the current serious upheavals in Egypt and the difficulty in visiting this modern marvel. Another page features an animal unique to Africa, the meerkat. The picture glossary contains four entries. The book closes with an index, website link for more information and a squib about the author. As a first reader it is certainly adequate. It should help stimulate further interest in reading about the continent and its countries. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot; Ages 5 to 6.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780531292754
  • Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/1/2012
  • Series: Rookie Read-About Geography
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 383,948
  • Age range: 3 - 6 Years
  • Product dimensions: 3.80 (w) x 5.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Welcome to Africa! 5

People of Africa 9

Wild Places 15

Amazing Animals 21

Water and Land 25

Modern Marvels 28

Meet a Meerkat 30

Words you Know 31

Index 32

Facts for Now 32

About the Author 32

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  • Posted December 20, 2012

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    Part of Scholastic's 2013 series on the continents, this title f

    Part of Scholastic's 2013 series on the continents, this title follows the well-known format of other Rookie Read-About books.  The 32 pages generally alternate between text and full-page color photos.  Basic information is given about people and animals that live on the continent, geography (water and land) and "Modern Marvels."  The plural is not necessary since the Library of Alexandria is the only item discussed on the page.  Four words with pictures are printed on the "Words to Know" page; I would prefer the title be "Glossary" so that young people can begin the learn the descriptors they will use in school.  The index includes many more words than I would've expected in a book this length, a very nice surprise.

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