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B Is for Bangladesh

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From Dhaka to Jamdani, from Crocodile to Rickshaw, B Is for Bangladesh profiles a young country, once part of India, with an ancient history and centuries of tradition. Vibrant photographs show the resilient Bangladeshi people, who welcome visitors with a smile. Most of the citizens are Muslims, but there are also Hindus, Christians, and Buddhists, all featured here. The book also showcases the country's natural wonders in striking images of the world's largest mangrove forest, where tigers roam; and the rivers ...
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From Dhaka to Jamdani, from Crocodile to Rickshaw, B Is for Bangladesh profiles a young country, once part of India, with an ancient history and centuries of tradition. Vibrant photographs show the resilient Bangladeshi people, who welcome visitors with a smile. Most of the citizens are Muslims, but there are also Hindus, Christians, and Buddhists, all featured here. The book also showcases the country's natural wonders in striking images of the world's largest mangrove forest, where tigers roam; and the rivers that criss-cross the land, feeding the rice-fields as they flow south. From everyday items like food and clothing, to historical and cultural sites, B Is for Bangladesh shows young readers what it's like to live in this fascinating country.
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A is for Ankhee (eyes), B is for Bangladesh, C is for crocodile. An odd mixture of words in Bangla (Bengali) and English and place names is used to unsuccessfully structure this collection of attractive photos of the country that became independent in 1971. Das's photographs are varied and reproduced well. They tell their own story and on their own merit are worth incorporating into a study of this part of the world that uses additional materials. The text adds a few details but gives a very cursory view. For example, the author's note says that most people are Muslims, although there are other religions practiced. There is a sentence about "Eid-ul-Adha," a Muslim celebration, but Hinduism and Buddhism actually get more extensive mention. The book might be useful to Bangladeshi parents who want to show their North American and British offspring their country of origin, but it doesn't produce an inkling of what life is like for children in Bangladesh now-a shame. (Informational picture book. 5-8)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845079185
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books
  • Publication date: 11/24/2009
  • Series: World Alphabets Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,422,120
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.80 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.20 (d)

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