Find Out about Italy: Learn Italian Words and Phrases and about Life in Italy

Find Out about Italy: Learn Italian Words and Phrases and about Life in Italy

by Patricia Borlenghi, Tim Hutchinson
     
 

Each Find Out About book introduces boys and girls to a different country, its people, its history, its culture, and its language. The books are divided into four parts:

Part One: Introduction--Takes readers on a journey across the country, pointing out major cities, places of special interest, and favorite sports and pastimes.
Part Two:

Overview


Each Find Out About book introduces boys and girls to a different country, its people, its history, its culture, and its language. The books are divided into four parts:

Part One: Introduction--Takes readers on a journey across the country, pointing out major cities, places of special interest, and favorite sports and pastimes.
Part Two: Everyday Life--Kids attend school and enjoy after-school activities, while the grownups pursue their professions, occupations, and trades.
Part Three: History and Culture--Readers learn about a country's political leaders and cultural figures, and visit distinctive landmarks and monuments.
Part Four: The Language--Readers learn fundamentals of the country's native language, including phrases for meeting people, finding their way around cities and towns, counting, telling time, and more.

The titles in this series are: Find Out About China, Find Out About France, Find Out About Italy, and Find Out About Spain. Here are fine supplements for elementary social studies and language classes, as well as books that kids will enjoy having at home to read. They're the next-best alternatives to traveling to foreign lands. Color illustrations throughout.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 4-7-These colorful books are combination travel guides and language tutorials, with a smattering of history and trivia. They are illustrated with generic cartoon art, and the maps are woefully inadequate, failing to identify any geographical features and omitting numerous places referred to in the texts. There is little of the standard country-book coverage, such as the flag, climate, foods, government, education, regions, and holidays (except for China, which includes the Chinese New Year), and handy "Fast Facts" are randomly scattered throughout. The language material includes pronunciations, but lacks a master vocabulary list. The books' structure results in repetition, and readers are often urged to use the Internet to obtain more information. Children will likely pick these up for browsing, but they are useless for reports. Catherine Bruzzone's French for Children, Italian for Children, and Spanish for Children (all McGraw-Hill, 2003) are quite good books/CD sets for beginning language learners.-Ann W. Moore, Schenectady County Public Library, NY Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764159541
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/28/2006
Series:
Find Out About Books
Edition description:
SPIRAL
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
475,167
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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