Let's Get Dressed (Spyglass Books, Social Studies): What People Wear

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Children's Literature
As part of the "Spyglass Books" social studies series, this book focuses on different clothing worn by different cultures around the world. From grass skirts to wool sweaters the clothing is as varied as the climates and materials found in different parts of the world. Also discussed is the idea of painting the body with mud or ink, depending on the occasion. The text is very basic and written with preschoolers and beginning readers in mind. Each page of information is accompanied by a full page, color photograph on the opposing page. A related activity is included at the end of the book. Also included is a glossary, a list of more books to read, and web site references to enhance further study. This series would be best put to use in a preschool, kindergarten, or library setting. 2003, Compass Point Books, Ages 3 to 5.
— Trina Heidt
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-Each spread in these beginning readers discusses one idea in two or three sentences. Customs looks at the traditions of people when they "Meet and Greet," celebrate, or make music. Eat describes some basic foods consumed around the world. Dressed gives students an introduction to (mostly traditional) clothing worn in different cultures and includes a hat-making activity. One or two line "Did You Know?" boxes (called "Extra Helping" in Eat) offer side notes explaining why some people wear black at funerals, some wear it at weddings, or other cultural differences in traditions, foods, and dress. Each of the nine spreads per book includes one small and one full-page color photo depicting people of various ages, ethnicities, and cultures. Unfortunately, a few pictures are blurry and some lack interest. In addition, not all the cultures depicted are identified. The layouts are colorful and incorporate plenty of white space; in Dressed, the borders resemble pieces of fabrics stitched together. The material presented in all the titles is extremely basic but the books may interest new readers who enjoy nonfiction.-Shauna Yusko, King County Library System, Bellevue, WA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756503666
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2002
  • Series: Spyglass Books, Social Studies
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 24
  • Age range: 6 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.36 (w) x 8.72 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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