Greetings, Asia! (Our Amazing Continents Series)

Greetings, Asia! (Our Amazing Continents Series)

by April Pulley Sayre

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Children's Literature
The faces and geographical features of Asia come alive for young children in this appealing book. Colorful photos detailing unusual animals, mountain peaks, tundra, lakes, and children's faces adorn each page. Coupled with a concise text, these photos draw children into the vast continent. The book provides young readers with basic visual images that serve as a foundation for additional learning about Asia. Readers explore coral reefs, volcanoes, deserts, mountain ranges, rivers and more. Mangrove swamps, named for trees that grow with their roots in water, sustain fish, birds, and other animals. The photos of amazing animals are bound to impress many readers; when discussing Asia's rainforests, a photo displays two Filipino children holding the tips of a flying fox's large outstretched wings. This animal is actually the world's biggest bat, with a 5-foot wingspan. Bactrian camels, which live in the Gobi Desert, have two humps filled with fat. Flying geckos glide through the trees in Asia's rainforests. Simple maps anchor and enhance the text. This book, which is a title in the publisher's series on continents, welcomes children to Asia in a memorable way. 2003, The Millbrook Press, Ages 6 to 9.
—Jeanne K. Pettenati, J.D.
Library Journal
Gr 1-4-These titles focus on each continent's natural features, highlight many of its animals, and present a brief overview of the people. Useful information is presented in an enjoyable style. Different size fonts and background colors are used to break up the text and add visual interest. Introductory questions will entice children to read on. Each spread includes one to four illustrations and a line or two of large-print text ("Asia contains Earth's highest mountains, the Himalayas") that is elaborated on in a few lines of smaller print text. The well-labeled color photographs are a major asset to each book. Unfortunately, neither title has a table of contents or an index. A final page includes a topographical map; there are no political maps. Students will need to use other resources to locate countries, states, or territories mentioned in Asia. While optional purchases for reports, these books will attract browsers.-Helen Foster James, University of California at San Diego Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
Our Amazing Continents Series
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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