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Costa Rica
     

Costa Rica

by Tracey West
 

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Pack Your Bags! We're headed to Costa Rica. On this whirlwind tour, you'll learn all about the country's landscape, culture, people, and more. We'll explore Cost a Rica's beaches and tropical rain forests, listen to the marimba, and try a plate of gallo pinto. A special section introduces Costa Rica's capital, language, population, and flag. Hop on board and take a

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Pack Your Bags! We're headed to Costa Rica. On this whirlwind tour, you'll learn all about the country's landscape, culture, people, and more. We'll explore Cost a Rica's beaches and tropical rain forests, listen to the marimba, and try a plate of gallo pinto. A special section introduces Costa Rica's capital, language, population, and flag. Hop on board and take a fun-filled look at your world.

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Children's Literature - Susan Hepler
Aimed at young listeners, this book nonetheless serves as a lively introduction to the country of Costa Rica because of its bright, full-color, well-captioned photographs and its colloquial and snappy text. Each double page spread covers a topic: first people, a jungle train, city life, school days, food, music, or sea turtles. A few sentences are accompanied by several illustrations or boxes containing extra information. Specialized vocabulary in a bold, black font refers readers to a glossary but makes the text look more textbook than the words would suggest. Suggestions for more books to read include other textbooks and nonfiction. An index is included. A good sourcebook for elementary Spanish language classes and a fine addition to the shelf about living in other countries. "A Ticket to..." series.
School Library Journal
Gr 1-3-Brightly illustrated and visually appealing series entries. Each book highlights distinguishing features of its particular country. For example, Poland points out the importance of the Vistula River, which extends from the Carpathian Mountains in the south to the Baltic Sea in the north. There is some history, including the ethnic origins of most Poles and the World War II concentration camps, but the majority of the book looks at modern life. Costa Rica also includes a few historical facts as well as a mention of the indigenous population and its culture. The rest of the book discusses such subjects as the rain forest, education, and soccer. These editions are written in language intended for beginning readers. Each two-page chapter includes only the most basic facts in large print. Both incorporate colorful and diverse photos and drawings that will engage children. Useful introductions to life in other countries.-Kristen Oravec, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Strongsville, OH Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580138185
Publisher:
Lerner Classroom
Publication date:
09/28/2008
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
IG710L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

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