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Kenya in Colors
     

Kenya in Colors

by Sara Louise Kras
 

From bright red chili peppers grown in Mexico to the sparkling blue Nile River in Egypt, colors fill our world. Find out what colors say about the people and places of different countries. Start seeing colors in your world!

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From bright red chili peppers grown in Mexico to the sparkling blue Nile River in Egypt, colors fill our world. Find out what colors say about the people and places of different countries. Start seeing colors in your world!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Mary Bowman-Kruhm
Kenya is a country well-suited for the "World of Colors" series. Text and photographs spill across thirteen double-page spreads and convey the essence of the country, its cultural traditions and abundant wildlife. For example, a close-up photo into a cheetah's eyes, coupled with a side action shot of the world's fastest land mammal, add a visual dimension to the text. A blue sky, patterned with Nairobi's high-rise buildings dramatically frames the gray statue of first President Jomo Kenyatta. Glossary, facts, and directions for accessing safe Internet sites are useful. The book contains several incongruities and inaccuracies. Students wear uniforms that, except for one, appear more teal blue than the green named in text. Brown represents Lake Turkana, but the nondescript photo inadequately shows barren earth lining the brilliant alkaline blue-green waters that earned it the nickname "Jade Sea." The most egregious errors, however, are on the pages that show a small Maasai house, children, and a warrior wearing purple, a color seldom worn except by a few older males. The text reads, "At night some farmers bring their animals inside to sleep" (p. 13). First, Maasai minimally grow crops and do not consider themselves farmers; cattle represent their wealth. Second, at night, they enclose livestock in an open kraal, or corral, near their homes, not inside. Additional side photos and, most especially, notes for adults would add to the book's utility. With these caveats, the book is recommended. Reviewer: Mary Bowman-Kruhm, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429617017
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
07/01/2008
Series:
World of Colors Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
AD710L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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