Brazil ABCs: A Book about the People and Places of Brazil


Parrots, rain forests, and the Amazon River. Soccer legends and the Carnaval of Rio de Janeiro. Discover the ABCs of a country known worldwide for its deep jungles and amazing variety of plant and animal life in this tour of Brazil.
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Parrots, rain forests, and the Amazon River. Soccer legends and the Carnaval of Rio de Janeiro. Discover the ABCs of a country known worldwide for its deep jungles and amazing variety of plant and animal life in this tour of Brazil.
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School Library Journal

Gr 2-5
These well-researched, alphabetical introductions offer something meaningful and informative for every letter. A brief introduction places the country on the map, clearly stating its continent and showing its neighbors. Each page includes one letter, a few explanatory sentences, and, often, a related one-sentence "fast fact." The terms applied to the alphabet do not feel contrived, and they highlight a significant part of the country's culture. For example, "Q" in Venezuela is for queso blanco (phonetic pronunciation included), a cheese that does not melt when heated. The always-challenging letter "X" in Vietnam stands for xich lo , "a carriage ride by bike." The most captivating illustrations are seen in the expressive folk-art style of Venezuela 's acrylic paintings. The art in Costa Rica also features acrylics, but in a less-engaging, realistic style. The pictures in Brazil are a bit cartoonlike and digital. The watercolor and gouache, realistic art makes Vietnam visually appealing. Back matter includes a list of encyclopedic facts (major industries, holidays, population, etc.), a useful glossary, a handful of basic words and their translations, and the FactHound link. Useful purchases with genuinely interesting facts in clear prose and colorful illustrations.
—Julie R. RanelliCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781404822481
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2007
  • Series: On the Job Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 605,853
  • Age range: 5 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 11.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

David Seidman is a comics writer, consultant, and publicist. He has written for Simpsons Comics, the nonfiction graphic novel Samuel Morse and the Telegraph, and the photo novel Fantastic 4. He was one of the founders of Disney Comics and has taught comic book writing at UCLA.
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